January is here, the transfer window is opening tomorrow, and the world knows Arsenal need to do some business to boost the squad.
The need for at least one central defender is obvious, as is a player who can bring something to our midfield, so it’s no surprise this morning that we’ve been linked by L’Equipe with two players: Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko and Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira.
The latter was strongly mooted to be joining last summer, with suggestions a deal was as good as done, but in the end nothing happened and he picked up a knee injury which put paid to any transfer before the end of August.
Sissoko has had a fine season for the Barcodes and hugely impressive going forward, but with Arsenal’s requirement that of a more defensive minded player, it remains to be seen how exactly he might fit.
The Gunners interest in the player has been ongoing and Newcastle are almost always willing sellers once the price is right, but it wouldn’t be beyond us to make a Yohan Cabaye out of the situation too.
The first 2015 Poo-o-Meter is giving this one a 6 (where 10 is total runny poo and 1 is a solid no wiper).