Arsenal Transfer Rumours: 12 Players Linked to January Moves

Mikhail Turner@MikhailTurnerContributor IIIDecember 19, 2011

Arsenal Transfer Rumours: 12 Players Linked to January Moves

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    As the transfer window nears, more and more players are linked to January moves to Arsenal.

    All the big clubs have had players of varying ages, skill and positions mentioned in transfer rumours, and Arsenal is no exception.

    The recent loss to Manchester City showed just how far the team has come, as they were only a few good moments away from snatching a point at the least.

    Arsenal could still do with some reinforcements despite the team's newly found confidence and overall form. That is where the rumours come in.

    Here are a list of players linked to January moves to Arsenal.

Thierry Henry

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    Arsene Wenger's refusal to say yes or no to a possible move for his former striker has brought with it the speculation that this move is very possible.

    The Gunners do need help up front, but—as a recent article here on Bleacher mentioned—there are some pros and cons to consider.

Cheick Tiote

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    According to, Newcastle United's Cheick Tiote could be subject to a January transfer bid from Arsenal.

    Tiote has been linked with a lot of the top Premiership clubs so far this season, and it seems that a move is likely.

Salomon Kalou

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    Salomon Kalou could be one of the players leaving Chelsea in the coming window. Earlier this month, it was reported that he was a possible target for Arsenal.

    However, Kalou is likely to be a member of the Ivory Coast team participating in the African Cup of Nations, so such a deal may not happen.

Kevin Anin

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    While his teammate, Marvin Martin, was at the forefront of transfer speculation earlier this year, Kevin Anin seems to be a target for Arsenal.

    According to reports, Arsenal will have to face off with the likes of Udinese to gain the Sochaux midfielders services in January.

Lucas Biglia

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    Lucas Biglia's time at Anderlecht seems to be nearing a conclusion.

    Arsenal is allegedly among a number of clubs that could secure the Argentine midfielder's services in January.

Zhano Ananidze

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    In reports from the Gunners blog world, Arsenal is apparently interested in 19-year-old Georgian midfielder Zhano Ananidze.

    It seems Arsenal was discouraged from bidding for the youngster a few years back and may look to reopen its interest in January.

Alexandre Pato

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    In what would be a very unlikely move for a variety of reasons, Alexandre Pato is reportedly another target for Arsene Wenger.

Luuk De Jong

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    With Arsenal in need of a striker there have been many options presented across the web. Luuk de Jong is reportedly one of these targets.

    According the article, Arsenal may have to face competition from Premier League rivals Newcastle and Everton in bidding for the FC Twente youngster.

Luciano Fabian Monzon

9 of 12 reports that Arsenal could try and bolster its fullback options during the winter window. OCG Nice's Argentinian defender, Luciano Fabian Monzon, is the subject of interest.

    Monzon played a part in Argentina's 2008 Olympics Gold Medal team.

Jan Vertonghen

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    Jan Vertonghen has been hot property across Europe in recent months, and reports suggest that Arsenal will renew its interest in January.

    Vertonghen is a very versatile player, and if the likes of Sebastian Squillaci leaves, that could open up space for the Belgian defender.

Leandro Damiao

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    According to, Arsenal will face competition from Italian giants Juventus for the services of Brazilian international Leandro Damiao.

    Damiao is one of the many alleged targets for Arsenal in the striker position.

Vagner Love

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    Another Brazilian forward is apparently on Arsenal's radar. reports that Vagner Love could be an option for the Gunners.

    Love has been adamant that he is ready to move from Russia, and the Gunners are an option.