Arsenal’s top FIVE January transfer targets

January Transfer Targets for Arsene to consider

Arsene Wenger and the transfer market is a topic upon which virtually every football fan in the UK has a detailed and strongly held opinion. You don’t even have to support Arsenal to care either, since the fascination of the situation rests upon what are either Wenger’s principles (‘I’ll only sign fresh raw talent and mould it to play the Arsenal way’) or his stubbornness (‘Sign a proven striker? Where’s the challenge in that?’). It’s an opinion which is divided even amongst Gunners fans themselves, with some trusting Arsene to go out and unearth the next Thierry Henry we haven’t heard of yet, whilst others are still scanning the horizon hopefully, looking for a sign of that private jet carrying Karim Benzema.

Arsenal planning January raid for unhappy Real Madrid star

You would think that, with Karim Benzema being under investigation by the police in Spain, Rafael Benitez would be keen to get his young backup Jese involved as much as possible, especially as he has already scored twice in a measly four appearances this season.

But no, good old Rafa decided to leave him on the bench until the final 10 minutes, opting instead to play Gareth Bale as the central striker as Real Madrid ended up losing to Valencia.

Arsenal’s Morata transfer at risk from Napoli and Madrid

Alvaro Morata is reported as being one of the top transfer targets for Arsenal this summer. The under 21 international for Spain is widely believed to have accepted that his future lies away from the Santiago Bernabeu, despite having been a Real Madrid fan since childhood and being desperate to make his mark there.

Even though the Spanish giants sold Higuain and Callejon last season, Morata’s chances have become even fewer and if it was not for the injury to his young team mate Jese Rodriguez, Morata would hardly have featured in La Liga. As it is, the young striker has only managed the equivalent of four full games, so his return of six goals is very impressive.