The winter transfer window is just around the corner, but do Arsenal need to add to their squad? For a number of seasons we have all been crying out for a new centre forward, but with Alexis Sanchez relishing his new role there, and with Olivier Giroud, Lucas Perez and the imminent return of Danny Welbeck in the squad, that is no longer our obvious weakness.
The Chilean’s switch there may mean that you think we need to bolster his former position out wide instead, and there have been links to Julian Draxler, although the fee likely to be demanded by Wolfsburg is likely to be rather high. Alex Iwobi or a new-and-improved Oxlade-Chamberlain may reduce the need for more in those positions however.
Granit Xhaka was added to our midfield ranks but has so far failed to nail down a regular first-team role, while Santi Cazorla being in his final season of his contract could lead you to want extra oomph to our central positions.
Centre-back and in goal are surely our strongest positions, with Cech and Ospina among the best shot-stoppers in the division, while Mustafi and Koscielny must surely rate amongst the best CB pairings in the Premier Leagua also! Rob Holding is really impressing me also, and I would not have any concerns should he have to fill in for either of them this term.
Our full-back roles are somewhere to look at, with Nacho Monreal turning 31 in February, and with Debuchy definitely in his last season, not to mention the wealth of injuries currently challenging us at right-back.
Where would you be looking to strengthen next month, if anywhere?
Do Arsenal need to sign anyone to the first-team in January?
- Left-back (23%, 137 Votes)
- Right-back (20%, 120 Votes)
- Winger (18%, 107 Votes)
- Striker (12%, 72 Votes)
- Nowhere (10%, 60 Votes)
- Centre-mid (9%, 52 Votes)
- Number 10 (5%, 33 Votes)
- Central defender (3%, 20 Votes)
- Goalkeeper (1%, 5 Votes)
Total Voters: 460