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Arsenal need January signings to win the title

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Arsenal's start to the campaign has left many critics eating their words after a stunning run of results.

Arsene Wenger's men deserve all the plaudits they are currently receiving after bouncing back from a dire loss to Aston Villa on the opening day of the season, and have developed in to genuine contenders for the title.

Given the number of players on the injury-list, the Gunners squad has made a mockery of those who said they would struggle due to a lack of strength in depth.

Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukas Podolski and Abou Diaby are long-term absentees, with Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta having had spells out of the squad with injuries.  

Despite this, the Gunners have flown to the top of the league with 19 points from their first eight games.

However, Arsene Wenger will be loathe to see his side stagnate and will look to bring in a few players in January to create a squad capable of winning their first trophy since 2005.

The sensational impact of Mesut Ozil since his deadline-day arrival shows the benefits which can be had by freshening up a squad, and as a result Arsenal fans can expect to see a few arrivals in January.

The form of Wojciech Szczesny has put paid to fears that Arsenal would struggle to keep clean sheets this season, while Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Laurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud, Matthieu Flamini and Ozil have been in scintillating form.

As such, Wenger will not be in a rush to rock the boat with big money signings which could disrupt the harmony within a squad currently thriving.  

Adequate cover may be required in some positions though.

Arsenal have a distinct lack of wingers at present: Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey have been forced to occupy the flanks in recent weeks and, while they have been impressive, a pacy wideman could bring a lot to the side in the absence of Walcott and Oxlade-Chamberlain.

While it is possible Wenger will rekindle his interest in Manchester United's Nani, the development of Serge Gnabry means it is unlikely Arsenal will sign a winger- at least until the summer.

A striker, however, would seem necessary were Arsenal to mount a serious title challenge.  

Despite the impressive form of Olivier Giroud, who has already scored seven goals in all competitions this season, the presence of Nicklas Bendtner on the substitutes bench must surely cause Arsenal fans some concern every time Giroud takes a knock.

The Gunners have been linked with moves for Fernando Llorente and Karim Benzema and both would provide Arsenal with much needed quality up front.

Bringing in a striker of such calibre would surely give Arsenal the edge over their stuttering rivals in the title race this year, and give the Gunners faithful something to cheer about for the first time in eight years.

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