What would the transfer window be without Arsenal active on the international market?
Arsene Wenger has long been reputed for what some would call his shrewd dispensation of funds to underrated stars and what others might slam as stinginess.
Either way, the long-time Gunners boss is bound to busy himself with wheeling and dealing as soon as the clock strikes midnight on January 1st.
And for good reason. His first-team squad, though largely recovered from the departures of Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy, has been ravaged by injuries this season. As such, Wenger has had to adapt on the fly, papering over an emergent lack of depth by starting some of his players out of position.
With plenty of money left in his purse and even more reason to spend it, expect Wenger to come away with a few more feathers in his transfer cap, just as he did in nabbing Andre Santos, Mikel Arteta, Per Mertesacker and Yossi Benayoun at summer's end.
So which holes, specifically, will Arsene look to fill?