If Arsenal manage to negotiate new contracts with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil before the close of the winter transfer window, most supporters would be in agreement that the Gunners enjoyed a successful window – even if they failed to make further additions to their squad.
Nevertheless, if such a scenario did come to pass, Arsenal would still be a little light in midfield due to Santi Cazorla’s ongoing injury.
As a result, there exists every possibility that the Gunners could move for a some cover, particularly as Aaron Ramsey has also been suffering from injury and inconsistent from.
However it remains unclear as to who Arsene Wenger might target after Julian Draxler joined Paris Saint-Germain. Does the Arsenal manager go for an experienced player who can have a positive impact on a possible title challenge? Or does he look to the long term and bring in a youngster?
While various names have been connected with a move to the Emirates in the media, little concrete has yet emerged to determine if Arsenal will in fact sign anybody over the course of the next six weeks.
Nevertheless, Sky Bet seem to believe the Gunners could move for West Ham attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet, after the bookmaker made Arsenal favourites to sign the 29 year-old.
Although the 6/1 odds offered by Sky Bet don’t really suggest any deal might be imminent, the value offered indicates the Gunners could be interested.
Whether or not any deal does occur is anybody’s guess, but intriguingly Payet would not be cup tied for the remainder Arsenal’s Champions League campaign.
if Payet were to find the form he demonstrated last season with West Ham, then there is every possibility the Gunners could turn re-ignite their title push.
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena