As well as there being hundreds of Arsenal transfer rumours linking the club with almost every central defender and central midfielder the media can think of, there have been a few reports that suggest Arsene Wenger may be trying to get one of the midfield player in on a temporary basis until the end of the season and then use the summer transfer market to bring someone in permanently.
I really hope this is not the case because it could turn out to be a disaster for the Gunners. The January transfer window may not be the best and you may have to pay a bit more to persuade a club to sell one of their stars halfway through the season, but there are some benefits as well.
The reason I think we could be in trouble if Wenger waits until the summer is twofold; Man United and Liverpool. With Steven Gerrard leaving Anfield in the summer, Brendan Rodgers has already told his bosses that Liverpool must bring in a world class player to replace him, rather than the promising and young signings that he has tended to make so far.
And Man United are in the same boat with the aging Michael Carrick and will be ready to spend big money again in the summer. So Arsenal must strike now, while the needs or these two big rivals is not so pressing. Morgan Schneiderlin anyone?