Now that the summer transfer window is closed and teams have done their business, everyone can feel that their squad is at its best for the months ahead.

However there is a second transfer window during the season, a one month window in January, a month that is perfect for resolving issues in anyone’s team, or to just stock up on the players within their squad.

After signing Mesut Özil for £42.5 million from Real Madrid, Arsenal fans can expect more players to be snapped up in the January transfer window. As good a signing as Özil was, he does not complete Arsenal’s squad by any stretch of the imagination, however that is what the January window is for.

But who should Arsenal buy? Well for the purpose of these suggestions, I believe that Arsenal are in the greatest need of a left midfielder, as Alex Oxlade Chamberlain is frequently injured and Santi Cazorla is being played slightly out of position, so that width could help them.

So these are my three suggestions for a left winger for Arsenal.


Although the Portuguese winger hasn’t really lived up to his hefty potential at Manchester United, partly through a lack of game time. I believe he would be a great acquisition for Arsene Wenger’s side.

His best attributes include his dribbling and his pace, and although is known for cutting inside and narrowing the play, he is equally good on both feet and causes right backs a lot of problems.

His wing play, skills and overall talent could really help Arsenal add a new dimension to their play, which is something they lack, when Oxlade Chamberlain is injured.

This new dimension could really make Arsenal a big force in the Premier League again, challenging for trophies.

Marco Reus

Reus would be the perfect signing for Arsenal, and now they have Özil, this move may not be that unlikely.

He would be perfect for a number of reasons, the first of which is obviously his playing style. He presses the ball if he loses position making it harder for opponents to get out, he has outstanding pace, good for width and general wing play, which Arsenal need when
Chamberlain is out.

However, importantly, is his link up play, he links up perfectly with the strikers and midfielders and helps create and finish chances, which would help Arsenal no end. Secondly his versatility, he can play predominantly at left wing, but can cover as a centre forward or a midfielder should he need to, this would help Arsenal as if Giroud gets injured, and they need some cover.

Even more important is Reus’s German link with Özil. They have played together for the German national team, so they know each other’s playing style, which would really help Arsenal create chances and win games.

Christian Tello

A player which no Arsenal fans are talking about, however he would be a great investment if Arsenal were think of him. Tello ticks most of the boxes Arsenal need to fill.

Firstly the Barcelona youngster is lightning fast, and can beat a defender with absolute ease, making him a perfect player in terms of creating chances, and although he makes poor decisions, that is down to him being inexperienced, but that will improve over time. Secondly he can score goals.

After Van Persie left, goals were difficult to come by for Arsenal, granted this season, Giroud is on form, however they can always use more goals from other areas, something that Tello would likely provide. Lastly he is Spanish, and that can always help a player. 

He has played for the Spain under 21’s and done a reasonably good job, however this alone doesn’t mean anything, the fact he has played along sides players like Lionel Messi and Xavi doesn’t exactly hurt.

The fact he has played with these player could give him a wealth of Knowledge and experience no other Arsenal player has, which could be detrimentally important for creating changes for Arsenal, especially by getting into good positions, which players like Özil
could find.

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