Well we are not even a third of the way through this second international break of the season and I for one am impatiently waiting for Arsenal’s next game which is at home to Swansea City in the Premier League next Saturday. There are some (hopefully) vaguely interesting international games for us to watch but really we are just killing time at the minute.
So I thought I may as well look ahead to what may be to come for Arsenal as the season moves on. Of course we are hoping that the Gunners can continue the recent good form and keep winning games. If we do then it could be a very happy christmas for us.
There is a good chance of Arsenal topping our Champions League group for the first time in years and even if the likes of Man City and Tottenham do not suffer a big slump to allow us to build a good lead, we should at least be able to keep in touch with the top of the Premier League.
However the next couple of months go, the January transfer window could be crucial, so which positions and players should Arsene Wenger be looking at? Any injury problems that occur between now and then could force the Frenchman into the market but I am going to assume that we have no long term absentees when the window opens.
For me that would leave us a strong defence, even if the rumours about Mertesacker possibly leaving come true. The only area I would look at there is right back. After Bellerin we have Debuchy and Jenkinson but there is definite room for improvement.
Central midfield looks strong but after Ozil there is not a lot of competition or cover for the number 10 role, so that could be a possible bit of transfer action. Then of course we have the age old striker issue. Will Wenger be looking for another centre forward? If Giroud does not do some great work before January I would think he has to?
If our manager agrees and is looking for a right back, a number 10 and a striker, which players would you want Arsenal to sign?