A trip to face Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea has become something of a dreaded date in the diary for Arsenal fans, with yesterday’s game at Stamford Bridge being no exception.
Chelsea recorded a fairly routine 2-0 victory over Arsene Wenger’s side, where the most disappointing aspect of the game from Arsenal’s point of view being that the Gunners didn’t manage a shot on target until the 90th minute.
The result leaves them nine points behind Chelsea who sit top of the Premier League table, and Wenger now knows he has it all to do if he is to lift a major trophy this season.
The Arsenal boss came under fire for some transfer business in the summer – as is expected every year with Arsenal under Wenger – with the Frenchman’s failure to sign a centre back and a holding midfielder proving areas for concern.
By January it may well be too late, but that hasn’t stopped the press linking the Gunners with a host of new signings once that transfer window opens again.
Here, we have identified five of the most believable transfer rumours concerning Arsene Wenger’s side.