Despite Arsene Wenger's well-publicised distaste for the January transfer window, the Gunners' boss may have to rely on it this season if his side are to continue on the road to a first trophy in nine years.
Arsenal have surprised all of their critics this season with a sustained challenge for the Premier League title, as well as qualification from the Champions League's toughest group.
The summer signing of Mesut Ozil was important not only for the acquisition of a world class player, but for the renewed vigour it has given the side this season.
And with the recent injuries to Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott, another star signing may be needed to keep the Gunners firing on all cylinders this season.
With a host of names linked already, GMS looks at five of the best and rates the likelihood of them joining up with Arsene Wenger's men this winter.
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