Possible new signings for Arsenal?

The January transfer window may be open but, as is usually the way, it’s proved barely noticable and will likely continue to do so until it is about to slam shut. The Gunners will be biding their time as with most of their rivals but, when the clock strikes 11pm on 2nd February; will Arsene Wenger have made any signings?

Here we have a look at some of the potential new recruits that the manager may have been casting an eye over.
  • Grzegorz Krychowiak 
Sevilla insist there have been no offers for the Polish international who is happy to continue playing his club football in Spain, but if Wenger puts in a bid this month, wouldn’t the midfielder fancy a crack at the Premier League?

The 24-year-old moved to Sevilla last summer, bought from French club Reims for about £4m. He has some of the qualities fans have long wanted to see at the Emirates; a defensive midfielder who is adaptable enough to also enjoy playing further up the field.

His valuation will have no doubt increased with his displays for Sevilla who have enjoyed a good start to the La Liga season and he has been a first team regular, showing his skill in more than just a few games. Arsenal may face competition if they do go in for him in January, but he looks the type of player needed to strengthen the squad.
  • Morgan Schneiderlin 
Southampton started this season with an almost completely new team after selling so many in the summer. One who wanted to go but remained at St Mary’s is the midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and his presence has strenghtened Southampton's surge to the higher echelons of the Premier League. The Frenchman has also played an increasingly important role for the national side, who have begun their Euro 2016 qualification campaign. France's progress can be reflected in their current standing throughout the international football betting.

Schneiderlin was wanted by Spurs in the summer, who had recently appointed none other than ex-Saints boss Pochettino at the time, however would a move to a different part of north London be out the question should he decide January is the right time to leave? One advantage - although it wouldn’t come cheap - would be the fact that, with six years service at Southampton, Schneiderlin has ample experience of English and especially Premier League football. Again there would be plenty of competition if Wenger did go for it, but he’s a ready-made top four player.
  • Tyrone Mings 
Mings is only 21 and is playing in the Championship with Ipswich. However, he has attracted interest from Wenger and other Premier League managers for his performances in their defence this season.

The left back is extremely quick, always a great asset, and has versatility. He has played in central defence on occasions for the Suffolk club and, at 6ft 3in has the height to make a success of that role. Chelsea may be another club interested in Mings, but Wenger is keen on adding to his number of English-born players and, if he is looking to the future rather than the present, Mings could fit the bill.
  • James McCarthy 
McCarthy still has four and a half years left on his contract at Goodison Park. However, although Everton manager Roberto Martinez wants to keep the midfielder, Wenger has long been interested in bringing McCarthy to the Emirates. Everton have had a poor start to the season, they are out the FA Cup and, if there was a change of manager, McCarthy could yet become available, especially with a sizeable bid. One to watch definitely.

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