Arsenal suffered a terrible start to the season, picking up a meager seven points from their first seven games, but it has been a remarkable turnaround since that game.
It has been an excellent team effort from the Gunners and though Robin van Persie has been very important in this period, he has received great support from the likes of Theo Walcott and Mikel Arteta. Also, much of Arsenal’s revival would not have been possible if Arsene Wenger had not made crucial signings just before the closing of the transfer window.
He signed Per Mertesacker, Arteta , Park Ju Young, Yossi Benayoun and Andre Santos in the final two days of the window and barring Park who has not had opportunities, the rest have all had a role to play in their good form this season.
Arteta, in particular, has been very impressive as he has steadied the midfield and though his style of play is different from former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas, he has been very effective to the team.
With Arsenal missing Jack Wilshere for quite a long time, much credit has to be given to Aaron Ramsey and Arteta for providing stability and creativity to the team. However, they have already played a lot of games and could be fatigued before the end of the season especially if Wilshere does suffer a setback.
This is one of the key reasons why Wenger could look for a midfielder, though Gervinho’s absence for around a month due to the African Nations Cup could also mean that the French tactician is looking for a winger.
Here are 10 midfielders who have been linked with a move to the Gunners, though it is highly likely that a maximum of only one or two midfielders could arrive at the club.