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5 players Arsenal should target in the January transfer window

Rohith Nair
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Arsene Wenger must reinforce the squad in the winter transfer window

After 15 games in the Premier League season, Arsenal are already trying to simply keep their head above the water. Five losses and an inability to at least get a point in a number of games have underlined their failure to mount a challenge in England's top flight yet again.

Down in fifth place, it certainly does look like Wenger cannot eke anything more out of this squad. It has been the story since last season and just two key arrivals in the summer were clearly not enough to improve their form in the league and challenge for the title.

So who should Wenger try and bring in to improve this squad? January gives him the opportunity to plug a few holes and these five players would be ideal for the Gunners.


#5 Jean Michael Seri (Central Midfield)

Jean Michael Seri
Jean Michael Seri - the ideal replacement for Sanit Cazorla?
"I'm not used to seeing such talent in midfield any more. The short game, long game, tactical intelligence, long-range shooting, personality, organisation of the play... Madre mia!" - Xavi

Very few players can impress Xavi, the man who personified possession football at Barcelona. But Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri has already got a huge admirer in the former Barca man who even went on to claim that Seri had 'Barca DNA'.

Of course, Barcelona did try to sign him in the summer before the move broke down, leaving Seri very disappointed. But with plenty of competition in Barcelona, would a move to Arsenal make sense?

Yes, it does. With Santi Cazorla sadly no closer to a return to football after numerous surgeries, Wenger might just cut his losses and move on to someone else who can effortlessly replicate the Spaniard's magic in midfield.

Both players have similar qualities and an identical physique. At 5'6", Seri still manages to dominate midfield with the ball at his feet, gliding across the pitch with ease. He circulates the ball well in the middle of the park and is also a set-piece expert - just like Cazorla.

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