The opening of the January transfer window is now just 11 days away and Arsene Wenger finds himself under more pressure than most to spend big this winter.
The Gunners boss has come under increasing pressure already this season, having overseen his side drop out of the title race before November.
The 3-2 defeat to Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium a fortnight ago saw fans voice their frustrations at witnessing the same pattern occurring for too long.
Wenger has failed to bring in the required talent in the summer and subsequently been punished with a ridiculous injury list for what feels like the past 10 years.
This season has been no different, with failure to replace Thomas Vermaelen and add that much coveted defensive midfielder playing a key part in the Gunners’ failure to mount a sustained title challenge.
Tomorrow’s clash with Liverpool will prove a big test and an opportunity for Wenger to see how much his side has improved – if at all – following their 5-1 drubbing at Anfield in February.
It may also provide an opportunity for Wenger to identify the areas in which he needs to strengthen further. Here we have gone through the rumours, and come up with five transfers the Arsenal boss should look to avoid if he wants to win over the doubters.
Click on Arsene Wenger to reveal 5 transfers that Arsenal should AVOID at all costs in January.
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