Laying down another title marker on Sunday afternoon and claiming north London bragging rights thanks to a 2-0 victory away at Tottenham, Arsenal are on course to make real history this season.
Watching Manchester City suffer a public slip-up away at Old Trafford and once again widening their buffer at the top of the Premier League table to eight points, the Gunners find the mood in their camp at a red-hot high.
However, left frustrated over the weekend after watching long-term target Mykhailo Mudryk complete a shocking move to London rivals Chelsea, Mikel Arteta’s side have a fortnight until the transfer window slams shut.
Still without the likes of attacking talisman Gabriel Jesus due to a knee injury the Brazil international picked up at last month’s World Cup, many around the Emirates are calling on Arsenal to dip into the market.
Looking to strengthen their squad ahead of a real title charge in 2023, we have taken a look at a few stars who have been linked with a January move to north London.
Raphinha – Barcelona
After rather publically missing out on Mudryk over the weekend after having the Ukrainian ace snatched from underneath their nose, it appears that Arsenal have reignited their interest in a former target.
While the Gunners might have been in the chase to snatch Raphinha from Leeds last year, the Brazilian international instead made the move to Spanish giants Barcelona in a deal worth up to £55million.
However, although many around the Nou Camp were excited by Raphinha’s arrival in Catalonia six months ago, it has been suggested that the 26-year-old could already be on his way back to the Premier League.
Only making a single La Liga start for Barca since the middle of October, the ex-Rennes forward has failed to cement his spot as a regular in Xavi’s plans this season.
Nevertheless, still holding plenty of admirers in north London, 90min reported on Sunday that Arsenal have already spoken with the Nou Camp hierarchy over a potential permanent switch.
Ivan Fresneda – Real Vallodolid
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