It seems like an absolute age since the last ball was kicked as part of Premier League action doesn’t it? The good news is that the English top flight will return in just two days’ time with Arsenal facing an away day to West Bromwich Albion.
Unbeaten in their last five visits to The Hawthorns, Arsenal are used to getting the better of the Baggies on their home patch and if they do earn the three points on Saturday afternoon, they will temporarily go three points clear of Manchester City who face a huge match-up against Liverpool in the tea-time kick-0ff.
Our Gooners here in the tavern are delighted with the form they’ve shown in the Premier League so far this season but this has come at a price.
In typically Arsenal fashion, all of Hector Bellerin, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky and Danny Welbeck are missing through injury right now and it could well prove the case that this mass injury crisis costs the Gunners come the end of the campaign.
Naturally, strengthening the ranks in the January transfer window would represent a way to get around these injuries but we know Arsene Wenger treats his returning players ‘like new signings’!
That said, Wenger did surprise a few by getting his chequebook out and swooping for Villarreal’s Gabriel Paulista at the mid-point of last season.
With that in mind, we’ve identified five more La Liga stars who should be on the Gunners’ radar for this January.
Click on the image below to reveal the five La Liga stars who should be on Arsenal’s January radar.