Arsenal target drops HUGE hint on January transfer!

While the Arsenal fans are understandably feeling a bit impatient and are keen for Arsene Wenger to get some good signings made in the January transfer window, I am sure that the manager and his back room staff are working hard to get the right players into the club.

Wenger has said before that he would not make transfers in the January window just for the sake of it, so he clearly does not like a stop gap solution, even if the Gunners are looking seriously stretched in a few key areas. One of those, clearly, is in defence, especially now that Mathieu Debuchy has dislocated his shoulder and looks set to miss the next three months of the season.

Two EPL rivals to battle Arsenal over Dutch defender transfer!

Arsenal face a Premier League battle with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday and we need to win that game to keep the scousers well behind us in the league table. We will also probably need all three points to stay ahead of our north London rivals Tottenham as they now sit two points behind us but have a home game against Burnley tomorrow.

As well as battling these two rivals on the pitch and in the EPL table, Arsenal are set to be locked in a transfer battle with them once the January transfer window opens in around two weeks. The subject of that battle, according to a report in The Daily Express today, is going to be the Celtic centre back Virgil van Dijk.

The TWO defenders Arsenal plan to sign in January

I do not think the Arsenal fans will ever know exactly why Arsene Wenger did not complete at least one more defender transfer in the summer, but the Gunners have certainly been punished for it, with the injury problems of Laurent Koscielny and Mathieu Debuchy forcing the manager to use a makeshift back four and suffer serious weakness at the back, never in more stark highlight than seeing a three goal lead slip against Anderlecht on Tuesday.

Arsenal given Green Light for January transfer bid

Maybe I should have said that Arsenal get the green and white light from this defensive target, because the player in question is Virgil van Dijk and his current club is the Scottish champions Celtic. But he might not be there for much longer after his recent words suggested that the 23-year old was keen on coming to play for Arsenal as soon as possible.

The Holland international centre back has only been playing for the Glasgow club since last summer but his outstanding performances have already drawn admiring interest from some bigger clubs around Europe, with Arsene Wenger also keeping track of him according to recent Arsenal transfer rumours.