Oh how to be an Arsenal supporter during transfer windows with Arsene Wenger’s team more stubborn than most when it comes to free-spending and strengthening of the playing staff.
In truth, the Gunners have struck early this time with a deal for Mohamed Elneny seemingly hours away from completion but with that move having taken a little longer than usual to come to fruition, our resident Arsenal fans are probably the most impatient bunch of the lot!
Having seen their side decimated by injuries throughout November and December, Arsenal have been down to the bare bones but the likes of Mathieu Flamini and Joel Campbell have stepped up admirably to keep the Gunners on top of the Premier League table.
That said, any further injuries and it could prove curtains for the men from North London who really need some of their injured stars back sooner rather than later if they are to see the job through in the second half of the season.
While Elneny is a start, many Gooners would like to see their side really put down a marker in signing another two players.
While that is unlikely under the current regime, it of course doesn’t stop the tabloids from churning out a long list of targets that Arsenal are reportedly close to signing up.
With that in mind, we’ve identified a five-man shortlist of Arsenal transfer rumours we simply can’t see coming to fruition this month.
Click on the image below to reveal the five Arsenal January transfer rumours that can be ruled out.
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