Brought back down to earth with a bump. That was how one Arsenal fan in the Football Transfer Tavern was feeling after the Gunners defeat to Borussia Dortmund and we cannot really blame him.
Arsenal are of course having one of their best starts to a season in a long time, and the loss in the Champions League aside, they are really flying.
After a summer of, shall we say, limited transfer activity, the Gunners ended up landing Mesut Ozil and for once, attracted a world class player.
When you add this to the fact that the likes of Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey have been simply sensational so far this season, you have a very happy Arsene Wenger in the main. Despite that, the club do need reinforcements this January, and as one of our punters notes, they have been linked to so many players they don’t even really need.
As our landlord explains, that is the nature of the rumour mill, and there are some worthwhile links deep down. Of course, fans will naturally disagree on who Arsenal need exactly to strengthen their side and get that push for the title underway, but that is what makes these debates so interesting.
To cheer Arsenal fans up, we have moved over to one of our bigger tables and helped them come up with a list of five players who the Gunners should prioritise signing this winter.
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