Premier League giants Arsenal were linked with a host of names again this week as Arsene Wenger has been urged to invest in his squad.
Here is a round-up of the names mooted for a move to the Emirates this week...
Arsenal were linked with 26-year-old Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou this week as Wenger may be scouring for something more permanent following Thierry Henry's temporary move from the MLS.
Ivorian international Kalou will be out of contract in the summer and may be offloaded by Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas, who has only given him four starts this campaign. Arsenal may well pounce on this situation this month, with the misfiring Marouane Chamakh away on African Cup of Nations duty.
Arsenal's potential hopes to sign France international Yoann Gourcuff seemingly took a blow this week. The Lyon man's club president Jean-Michel Aulas insisted this week that the star man will remain at Stade Gerland. Wenger has admired Gourcuff for some time now and supposedly tried to get him in the last transfer window, again according to Aulas.
Arsenal were being lined up for a £5.8 million deal with Anderlecht's Argentine hitman Matias Suarez this week according to reports in South America. The story which also featured in French publication L'Equipe may be a popular one amongst Gunners fans with the fluctuating form of forwards Marouane Chamakh and Andrey Arshavin this season.
Rumours are that the forward will sign in the forthcoming summer transfer window allowing the forward to complete this season at the Belgian club.
Arsenal were linked with yet another Southampton teenager this week as 16 year old Luke Shaw was touted for a move. The left back who is yet to sign professional terms at Southampton would cost a rumoured £4 million. The Gunners may have the edge over their rivals Chelsea and Manchester City in pursuit of Shaw after building a good bond with Nigel Adkins side following the summer sale of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Arsenal's defensive crisis and gap at left back may be plugged by a move for Barcelona's French international Eric Abidal. The 32-year-old would come at a cost of some £4.1 million and would prove a solution to Arsenal's short term problems. Rumours are that contract talks with his current club Barcelona have stalled and Wenger may use the January window as the perfect opportunity to capture his man.
Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain denied rumours that he was set to depart the Emirates Stadium this week. The young midfielder was being lined up for an alleged loan move following a lack of first-team chances for the Gunners this season. However, the player quashed any talk of departure via his Twitter profile this week stating the rumours are untrue.
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