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This German defender is Arsenal’s perfect target for January

Are Arsenal on the Verge of a Move for Yet Another German WC Star? by AT

Over the past month or so, there have been several media reports linking the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger with a move for Schalke’s Benedikt Howedes once the transfer window opens in January. With the Gunners struggling defensively, it seems as though Wenger has once again turned towards the Bundesliga to bolster his side’s credentials, this time in defence.

Who is the defender transfer set to fix Arsenal?

It is coming Arsenal fans, and I am not talking about Christmas day, Hannukah or the winter solstice for you pagans out there. The event that is on some of our minds is the January transfer window. Last season it was a disaster, with an injured Kim Kallstrom on loan when we needed so much more.

This season will hopefully be a lot better, not that it would be difficult, and with an even harder injury hit season than last time the manager must agree. We were in a lot better position at this time a year ago and the Frenchman has already accepted that the defensive side of the Arsenal squad needs strengthening.

Why Schalke defender’s transfer is PERFECT move for Arsenal

If this particular Arsenal transfer rumour, then I am one Gooner who is hoping that Arsene Wenger is serious and can complete the deal in the January transfer window, although that is not likely to be easy.

Benedikt Howedes is, in my opinion, the perfect transfer target for Arsenal. The 26-year old a very talented centre back, proven by him already earning 31 caps for the Germany national team, including playing every minute for the World Cup winners at the finals in Brazil this summer.

Podolski expects more Germans at Arsenal so who next?

Lukas Podolski was one of the first Arsenal players to welcome the new signing Mesut Ozil to the Gunners following his deadline day transfer from Real Madrid. Podolski also dragged his injured hamstring along to greet his international team mate with an Arsenal shirt, where Ozil is with the Germany national side. That makes three full German internationals in the Arsenal team, but the striker does not think it will end there, according to Metro.

Podolski said, “I have noticed that the German mentality works very well in England.

“Maybe Mesut is not the last German international who comes to Arsenal.”

Arsenal can now sign Schalke defender

Arsenal were expected to sign a few players in the January transfer window anyway, but they have already agreed deals with West Ham and Hannover for Chamakh and Djourou until the end of the season. With Squillachi and Arshavin also expected to leave, either permanently or on loan, Arsene Wenger has even more options and wages to play with.

If Squillachi does leave, it will allow Wenger to sign two top quality defenders, and the German international Benedikt Howedes is likely to be one of them. The 24-year old captain of Schalke has halted the talks he was having with the German club about extending his contract which runs out in 2014.

Benedikt Howedes is Wenger’s best option to plug the defence?

Here is the second Guest Post by Graham from London who wrote a great post yesterday about where (he thought) Wenger went wrong in the last five years. Well now he is offering solutions that may help the Arsenal manager fix the defensive problems he should have sorted out some time ago……

Defensive Holes need plugging!