Compared to only this time last week in the Football Transfer Tavern, our Arsenal supporters are back to feeling on cloud nine after how the weekend’s Premier League fixtures panned out.
For long periods in the Gunners’ home fixture with Sunderland on Saturday afternoon, Sam Allardyce’s men looked the better team but Arsenal managed to score at the right times, not to mention the Black Cats scuffing numerous key chances to put the North London side to the sword.
Coming out 3-1 victors, on the very same weekend, there were no victories for Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool – oh and Chelsea – so our Arsenal supporters are back to feeling smug…for now anyway!
But in all honesty, Arsenal looked shaky, particularly in the first half against the Black Cats with it being visibly apparent that the Gunners are struggling to recapture the same balance without Francis Coquelin and Alexis Sanchez to call upon at the moment.
That said, in this Premier League season in particular, grinding out victories is huge, especially considering so many other teams are fluffing their lines more often than ever before.
With Arsenal and many others within touching distance of Leicester City at the summit right now, the January transfer window could be huge with any successful new additions maybe being enough to see whichever club through come the business end of the season.
Today however, we’re concentrating on who might be leaving Arsenal and that’s why we’ve devised a five-man shortlist of players Gunners supporters need to say bye to in the January transfer window.
Click on the image below to reveal the five players that Arsenal fans need to say bye to in January.