Arsenal have made a few moves towards an intriguing deal or two already in the January transfer window, but we want to take the time to actually analyse which areas they need to improve on the most. We aren’t exactly going to be saying all too much that’s ‘new’ in that regard, but given that it’s all anyone can talk about right now, we may as well steer into the skid.
The Gunners have had a solid enough season so far, but it’s not exactly groundbreaking to suggest that things could be better, because they always could. It’s entirely dependant on your perspective as an Arsenal fan and, for the most part, whether you’re a positive thinker or a negative one.
We’d like to think we fall into the first of those two categories, and as such, let’s take a look at the pros and cons.
Leno has had some issues but with him and Cech on the books, there doesn’t need to be any real movement in this department. Perhaps send a few of the young lads out on loan in order to gain some more experience but apart from that, things should be all good.
Get more defenders. It doesn’t matter whether recoveries are made from significant injuries because it doesn’t gloss over the fact that the Gunners are poor at the back. Don’t necessarily go for high profile foreigners, either, because some home grown English talent would do the job just as well in our opinion.
Everything seems to be functioning perfectly fine and perhaps even more so than that. Torreira is running the show and there are a multitude of capable midfielders that can work behind him. That may change in time if Arsenal start to push for the title, but there’s a long way to go before that becomes a reality.
A back up striker wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world but it doesn’t feel like the absolute priority, because Lacazette and Aubmeyang are still running the show. A series of youngsters as well as Iwobi seem to be able to slot into that role when called upon, but it all depends on Unai Emery’s preference.
Which position do you think Arsenal need to strengthen in January?