There is some bad news for Arsenal on the injury front, as the England international forward Theo Walcott is still not ready to come back into the team after picking up what was supposed to be just a minor calf problem in the Boxing Day win over West Brom.
If the current season ended as it is now then Arsenal would continue the remarkable record of qualifying for the Champions League, but you would have to see it as a disappointment as we would have slipped back from runners up to the same old fourth place that had people calling it the Wenger trophy.
Arsenal signing Cohen Bramall made his debut for the Arsenal Under-23 development side last night against Southampton.
Bramall is the first player to join the club this window in a £40,000 deal, and some fans are growing excited about his potential.
Per Mertesacker is claimed to be in line for a new contract at present, but what role will he have to play for Arsenal next season?
The German international is yet to play a single match this term, having fallen foul of injury in pre-season, and is only nearing a return to action in the coming weeks.
Just a week ago the main theme in the football media on the contract situations of the two Arsenal stars was being portrayed almost entirely as negative and the general consensus was that both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil would refuse the new deals being offered to them by the club.
After the last few games and a couple of shows of petulance, anger, frustration or whatever you wish to call it from the Arsenal and Chile forward, Arsenal fans have an extra reason to be concerned about our star striker, but Arsene Wenger has insisted that we have no need to worry.
Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce has confirmed that a deal is in place for Carl Jenkinson to join him from Arsenal.
The Gunners defender has fallen down the pecking order in recent seasons, and his future in North-London looked over when coming under severe scrutiny from fans after a bad display, and he has failed to feature since.
Because of the long drawn out recent illness of the Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil, Arsene Wenger has a big problem about how to replace such an important and integral member of the team. This problem was made a lot more difficult due to the injury and fitness problems keeping out Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla out and the fact that Jack Wilshere was out on loan.