At a moment, Arsenal sits at the fifteenth position in the Premier League table. The club could only grab 14 points from 14 matches played and lie 17 points away from the league leaders Liverpool. Arsenal is struggling for a good run of form lately. After failing to secure a win in any of the recent matches.
Mikel Arteta is not only dealing with a winless streak. But most importantly with the pressure that is mounting on the Spaniard. Following the reports of sacking. The Gunners has made the worst start in 46 years. After guiding the club to the FA Cup and Community shield triumph. Arteta has failed to make an impact in the 2020-21 campaign.
With the never-ending poor start woes at the Emirates stadium. Arteta has claimed that Arsenal could face the relegation battle if the club fails to secure any win in the future league games. But Arsenal officials are confident about Arteta being capable enough and is the right man for the job.
On Monday, The technical director of Arsenal Edu backed Arteta publicly and has thrown his weight behind the Spanish coach. According to a report from the Daily Mail, the club is ready to visit the January transfer market. In order to turn things around for Arsenal. Express Sport has filtered out five January signings for the club that could change Arsenal’s fate.
Five Players Shortlist for Arsenal:
Mesut Ozil issue hasn’t resolved yet. It has been months that he was seen playing for Arsenal. Ozil’s career has reached an end with an Arsenal. After he was excluded from the first team. Undoubtedly Arsenal has lacked creativity in the midfield. In the summer Arsenal missed a chance to bring one creative midfielder. Whereas the January move for Isco would do a hit. The 28-year old is linked with a move to London.
The Spanish attacking midfielder has fallen out of favor under the Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane. In addition to it, Isco could only get three games in all competitions. If Arsenal makes a move for Isco in January he could bring the lost creativity to the midfield.
2. Yves Bissouma
The Brighton midfielder has been impressive for Amex so far this season. Bissouma is an all-rounder midfielder. He is wanted by the host of clubs including Liverpool, Manchester United, and Arsenal. Indeed, the 24-year-old can bring the upgradation on the likes of Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny.
Arsenal missed the signing of Houssem Aouar after securing Thomas Partey services in the summer. In spite of several links with Arsenal heavily. The Gunners failed in making successful attempts. Missing out on Aouar and omitting Mesut Ozil from Europa League and Premier league left Arsenal with no creativity.
Nevertheless, The Lyon midfielder is also looking for a move away from the club. Along with the Gunners, PSG has shown huge interest in signing him. Arsenal may revisit their interest in the Frenchman. However, at a moment, it would require a heavy amount. Following a lot of convincing to join them following the struggling season.
4. Maxi Gomez
Arsenal isn’t dealing with the midfield issues. Besides midfield, the senior member of the club is not seen in the best of their form. Arsenal forward trio including Pierre Emerick Aubameyamg, Alexandre Lacazette, and Eddie Nketiah could only score seven goals in all the matches.
The Gunners might bring a hand for the forward struggling in the form of Maxi Gomez. The forward would be available at low prices after Valencia chief Anil Murthy has confirmed that more players would depart the club in January. Leeds star Rodrigo, Manchester City forward Ferran Torres, and ex-Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin have all been sold in the cut-price fees.
5. Emiliano Buendia
Buendia is making ways to return to the Premier League after making a return to the championship with Norwich. The playmaker has scored six goals and provided seven assists this season. Moreover, he has created the highest amount of chances for his club in the previous season.
With only Kevin de Bruyne, Jack Grealish and Trent Alexander-Arnold stand ahead of him. Clearly, the Canaries is already looking for a potential replacement. Furthermore, they will expect a fee of around £25m for the 23-year-old.