Arsenal fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are still busy drowning their sorrows and look likely to be doing so for the entirety of the international break.
The way in which the Gunners threw away a 1-0 lead at Swansea City last weekend and ended up coming away with nothing has left a bitter taste in supporters’ mouths, given that a season that promised so much has seen any hopes of a title challenge all but ended in early November.
Arsene Wenger was quick to blame injuries for his teams’ collapse in the title race last term and with a top four finish secured and a first trophy in nine years followed by some big money signings, expectations were high in North London before a ball was kicked this term.
But with Chelsea 12 points clear of Wenger’s side at the top of the table, it seems the Frenchman has yet more work to do in the transfer market this winter if he is to make the Gunners serious challengers for one of the major trophies.
Here, we have identified five players who will be on the Arsenal manager’s January transfer wishlist.