After quite a slow and frustrating start for Arsenal in the summer transfer window, after making failed attempts for the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Stevan Jovetic, Wayne Rooney, David Villa, Luis Suarez and Julio Cesar to name just a few of the high profile players that Arsenal tried to lure to the Emirates.
For many Arsenal fans it was a worrying window, that was until Arsene Wenger and the board pulled off a sensational deal for Mesut Özil from Real Madrid, that was the statement of intent that the fans were wanting, the marquee signing that the club needed to compete.
It now looks like Wenger is ready to go again in January. Arsenal have been linked with several names already, a few names we have seen before, Marco Reus and Julian Draxler, two very good attackers who would be useful in any side.
Martin Hinteregger is not a name most will be familiar with, according to the Daily Star Arsenal are to battle it out with Liverpool and Juventus for his signature. He is a tall centre-half who has impressed this season at his club Red Bull Salzburg and at the age of 21 you would suggest he is one for the future.
The most interesting transfer rumour has been the undecided future of Andrea Pirlo who's days at Juventus seem to be numbered, he has still not yet signed a new deal at the club and would be a free agent in the summer.
You would be hard pushed to find a midfielder with more experience than Pirlo, who at the age of 34 has won everything there is to win in the game.
It would appear Wenger is trying to address the lack of numbers in the first-team squad as he has said previously it is a worry but he seems to have taken a gamble on this squad being enough until January.
It has been made abundantly clear on several occasions that there is still a large amount of money left for him to spend if he chooses to do so, and the whole club support him on that. This could be the first time in several seasons that there are very few conspiracy theorists regarding Arsenal's transfer spending policy.
Even "Silent" Stan Kroenke has spoken to the press in support of Arsene Wenger and remains excited about this season and has reiterated the money is there if Wenger chooses to dip into it once more. He is determined to help build a winning team and is at the club for the long term he told the Daily Mirror.
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