Arsenal spent more than £50 million in the transfer market this season, and with Arsene Wenger expected to have more funds available, strengthening his injury-hit squad should be a must as Arsenal look to build on their impressive recent form.
The Gunners faced their most disappointing start to a season this year, which led to Wenger’s foray into the transfer market on deadline day last August. Mikel Arteta, Per Mertesacker, Andre Santos and Yossi Benayoun joined and have unquestionably contributed to Arsenal’s surge towards the Champions League positions.
Arsenal will be without Santos, Bacary Sagna, Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, Johan Djourou and Carl Jenkinson for the foreseeable future, and with Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh set to leave for the African Cup of Nations, the need to bring in players is evident.
If injury was to hit Robin van Persie, arguably the standout player in the world at present, Arsene Wenger could be in serious trouble.
AC Milan will provide a stern test to the Gunners in the Champions League, and with the FA Cup still in the picture, Arsenal should be keen not only to bring in replacements for those that are injured, but to add real quality to the squad.
Here are 10 players Arsenal should look to bring in at some point in the near future.
Despite competition for elite players being so high, it is not unrealistic to suggest that two or three of these names could soon be plying their trade at the Emirates.