10 Potential January Signings For Arsenal

It’s likely to be another busy transfer window for Arsenal when January rolls around, so here are 10 potential signings.

Asmir Begovic – Stoke

It seems as though Stoke were resigned to losing their number one shot-stopper this summer and thus snapped up Birmingham City keeper Jack Butland as a replacement. However, after the Bosnian’s move away never transpired, the cash could be just what they need in January up at the Britannia.

Iker Casillas – Real Madrid

Arsene Wenger signed Emiliano Viviao on loan from Palermo on deadline day to add competition between the sticks, but it’s seen as just a short-term move unless he impresses remarkably. Real Madrid’s Casillas has been out of favour for a long time now but still remains as one of Europe’s top shot-stoppers.

Kyriakos Papadopoulos – Schalke

Arsenal need a central defender to add to their ranks with Thomas Vermaelen’s injury problems and Laurent Koscielny’s unpredictability, and there are few who fit the bill better than this Greek giant. He’s powerful, good with the ball at his feet and is domineering in the air.

Ashley Williams – Swansea

The Wales international has continually been linked with a move to the Emirates but as of yet nothing has come about. Williams has proven himself in the topflight with the Swans but his head could finally be turned this January should the Londoners be in contention for the title.

Yohan Cabaye – Newcastle

We all heard of the Frenchman’s plea to join Arsenal in the latter stages of the summer transfer window, but he returned with his tail between his legs when it didn’t happen. The respect around St James’ Park for him dropped and he now finds himself in an awkward position. Could he finally get his demand in the new year?

Mohamed Diame – West Ham

One of the most powerful, driven central midfielders in the English topflight. His creativity and athleticism has been the key for West Ham’s successful performances over the last year or so, and although he’s out with injury at current, his future may be away from the Hammers.

Angel Di Maria – Real Madrid

The Argentine has dazzled La Liga for years now but the recruitment of Gareth Bale and Isco in the summer, as well as Cristiano Ronaldo who was already there, Di Maria may find his time limited at the Santiago Bernabeu. Signing the winger may give Walcott a role up top.

Julian Draxler – Schalke

The young German is an enticing young player who has the footballing world at his feet. He recently signed a new deal at the Veltins-Arena but has been the talk of the European press about a potential move to the Premier League.

Luis Suarez – Liverpool

The question surrounding the Uruguayan and the interest Wenger brewed in the summer was whether or not he was worth the baggage. Suarez scored 30 goals for the Reds last season but it has come to light he won’t sign a new deal at Anfield, so perhaps a move to the capital is on.

Javier Hernandez  – Manchester United

The United striker needs a move away from the club, there’s no doubt in my mind. The Mexican is too good to be sat on the bench and Arsenal are in need of a top striker – two plus two equals five, and all that.