If there is anything most Arsenal fans have agreed on, it is that the Gunners are not lined up right currently. The defence is still not as strong as it should be even after bringing in Tierney and David Luiz to beef up our defence.
Over the last couple of weeks, we have dropped from being in top-four to sixth position in the Premier League table and things don’t seem to be getting any better. Injuries aside, the club doesn’t seem to have a direction right now and we might be seeing some key players find their way out in January.
Should that happen, our situation will get even worse and the only way to prevent that is to bring in new signings when the transfer window resumes in January.
If the club has the best interest of the fans at heart, January should be a busy month for Arsenal both on and off the pitch.
Ahead of the winter transfer window, let’s take a look at possible transfer targets that might be seen in the Arsenal squad after the signings in January.
The first possibility is 21-year-old Turkish defender. The centre-back is a strong presence and the Juventus man has been heavily linked with a move away from Turin in January.
Demiral has played a total of 27 matches for Juventus with one assist and 81% completed pass rate. It’s safe to say he is a solid centre-back. (FC Tables)
Thomas Partey in midfield
The second new face who could possibly come in is midfield general is Thomas Partey. The Atletico Madrid man has been linked with a move to the Emirates in recent weeks, and a move could seriously gather pace should the Gunners cash in on Granit Xhaka or Lucas Torreira.
The Ghanaian defensive midfielder has played a total of 20 matches and 1,154 minutes for Atletico Madrid this season. Defensively, he has an average of two tackles, one interception, 0.9 clearances, and 0.1 blocks per game.
Offensively, he has two goals across all competitions with one assist. His 0.7 shots, 0.9 key passes, and 1.5 dribbles per game. (WhoScored)
How Arsenal might line up
Goalkeeper Bernd Leno should retain his place with Hector Bellerin establishing himself as first-choice right-back. Demiral would partner Luiz at centre-back and Kieran Tierney should round off the back four at left-back.
In midfield, we should be looking at Matteo Guendouzi and Partey as the double pivot with Mesut Ozil taking up the central attacking midfield position.
The front line is where Arsenal are the most dangerous. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, and Nicholas Pepe should start across the final three positions.
With this squad in January, Arsenal may be able to emerge as top-four contenders which could lead to a coveted Champions League spot which we have been craving for.