Who Should Be Arsenal's Potential Transfers in January?

Snide CommentsCorrespondent ISeptember 1, 2011

Who Should Be Arsenal's Potential Transfers in January?

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13:  Gary Cahill of Bolton applauds the fans after the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Bolton Wanderers at Loftus Road on August 13, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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    Arsenal fans are receiving the recently closed transfer window in different ways, some positive and some negative.

    The signings of Per Mertesacker and Andres Santos have been hailed, as well as Everton playmaker Mikel Arteta, but maybe because Arsenal fans resigned to not getting any creative and productive player from the frantic market coupled with Arsene Wenger's shrewd transfer strategy.

    The good thing about the transfer window is that there are two of them, and if the first half of the season is not going as expected, they can have "better" players brought in. 

    Wenger does have a history of bringing in players in January, such as Emmanuel Adebayor, Andrei Ashavin and Theo Walcott, who have had successful spells at the club. 

    The defense still needs work, as well as the defensive midfield. 

    Will the winter transfer window bring good transfers for Arsenal? 

Christopher Samba

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    Arsenal's defense has been in shambles recently due to injuries and blatant lack of experience.

    The Per Mertesacker signing will bring immense experience to the club, and with Thomas Vermaelen frequently injured, Johan Djourou and Koscielny make up Arsenal's backline. 

    With injuries and Arsenal being very synonymous, a center back signing wouldn't hurt.

    Christopher Samba has been linked to Arsenal many times; he is proven in the Premier League and can make Arsenal's defense a whole lot stronger. 

    Imposing in the air, tactically sound and a leader at the back, he could really help Arsenal.

Jack Rodwell

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    Jack Rodwell has decent experience in the premier league with Everton; he can play center back, defensive midfield and center midfield. 

    Rodwell is a good tackler, scores the odd goal, and at 20 years, he has more good years ahead.

    He might not be from the French league like Arsenal's signings, but an English central midfielder might just silence the fans craving for an English player.

Gary Cahill

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    Arsenal had numerous bids rejected for Cahill in the summer, and maybe the January transfer window wouldn't be a bad idea to make a move as Spurs almost signed him on deadline day.

    At 25, his young age complements his proven experience in the Premier League. 

    Cahill plays for Bolton and excels for a team that dominates on set-pieces both on the attack and defense.

    He would upgrade Arsenal a whole lot, he doesn't have a bad injury record, and at 6'2" he could be an imposing defender.

    Like Rodwell, Cahill would give Arsenal that English player that we have been craving.

Yann M'Vila

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    Another series of failed bids couldn't bring the defensive midfielder to Arsenal, but some discussions could still be on. 

    M'Vila is a great passer, not afraid to tackle (sounds like Vieira), and has been likened to Claude Makelele.

    Could be better at positioning himself than Song and Frimpong and could be crucial to Arsenal's rebuilding process. 

    M'Vila is already an international with France with 11 appearances, narrowly missing out on a place at the World Cup. 

    With Arsenal's increasing international contingents, M'Vila could be a great signing to complement. 

Mario Goetze

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    Reports surfaced that Arsenal had a huge bid turned down on deadline day, maybe Arsene Wenger was serious about bringing in a young creative midfielder. 

    He is extremely creative, fast on the ball, and technically gifted. If he is approached, he could be a great addition to Arsenal. 

    The only disadvantage is that he would be cup-tied for the Champions League

    His creativity at young age is mythical, although a lot of Arsenal players get this press before they sign and then don't have experience to perform at the highest. Goetze should be different after winning the German League last season. 

Eden Hazard

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    Linked with every big club in the world this summer, then it got narrowed down to Arsenal in the final weeks. 

    It would cost the club a fortune, but at 20, he is a proven winner. You might say just in the French League, but he was extremely influential. 

    He is very creative and Arsenal have wingers, but the current crop is comprised of lazy or inexperienced players. 

    Hazard is a great player and might need to adapt, but with Arsene Wenger at the helm, the sky is the limit for him. 

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