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Arsenal set for busy January as the transfer rumours start to fly

| 01.12.2011

After a difficult start to the season, Arsenal have been in fine form in recent weeks and are pushing hard for a Champions League spot – and it looks as though Arsene Wenger is prepared to spend this January to make sure they finish in the top four.

Several papers are going big on Arsenal transfer news this week, with plenty of players linked with moves to the Emirates.

According to the Sun, Senegal striker Moussa Sow is determined to push through a move to the Gunners this January.

The 25-year-old striker currently plays for Lille and is allegedly keen on following in the footsteps of Gervinho who moved to north London from the French side in the summer.

With Marouane Chamakh hardly setting the world alight when given his chance as Robin van Persie’s deputy, there is no shortage of forwards being linked with Arsene Wenger’s side.

The name of Borussia Dortmund striker Mario Gotze keeps cropping up whenever Arsenal transfer targets are mentioned and the Daily Mirror believes they will stop at nothing to get their man.

They reckon Wenger will shatter his reputation as a frugal boss by splashing out in the region of £30million for the teenager – even though he has never even broke the £20million barrier in his time at Arsenal.

The Gunners are certainly doing enough in the league to suggest they will make a big push for the Champions League, but there can be no doubt they need a viable back-up for Van Persie.

If Wenger does break the bank this January for a striker – and it’s a big if – then backing them to finish in the top four at 5/4 could lead to a very decent payout.



Richard Anderson