Happy New Year to all readers at JustArsenal.com and with the clock reading past 00:01 that also means that the winter transfer window has now opened.
We didn’t get any Christmas presents under our tree in the shape of Virgil Van Dijk signing, like our top-four rivals Liverpool did, but we certainly expect there to be some movement from our club in the coming weeks.
We have until January 31 to make the necessary additions to our squad, with the 11PM deadline set, but who should we be aiming to sign this month?
There is plenty of talk surrounding Alexis Sanchez’s future at the club, and that took a turn before we had even kicked off our match against West Brom today. Manchester City lost both Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne to injury leading to enhanced claims over their pursuit of the Chilean, and we would be silly to lose him for free in six months, especially when he has been struggling to play his best football amidst all the uncertainties.
Whether Alexis does end up leaving or not, I’m certain that we will add another forward to our ranks, and those highest up my wishlist are Julian Draxler of PSG and Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City. Wilfried Zaha is another player strongly linked, but I personally am not sure that he has what it takes to cut it at a top side, and I would much prefer one of the two from above.
Chelsea’s David Luiz is another who we are linked with potentially landing, although I don’t really see the Brazilian quitting Stamford Bridge to join us, The Blues clearly don’t need him as a first-team regular, and even have Kurt Zouma starring on loan should they need numbers, so I wouldn’t rule out his move altogether.
Steven N’Zonzi is a player that is keen on a move, but his side Seville are now hoping to block him from moving on apparently.
Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud are all linked with potential moves this month, but which signing would be most important to our squad for the remainder of the campaign?
HAPPY NEW YEAR!