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2014 January Transfer Window Guide: The Players Each Club Needs to Buy and Sell

by Steven Green

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A look at the business each club needs to do during the January transfer window.

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Arsenal

What They Need: Strikers

What They Need To Do: Even though the season is only at the halfway point, the Gunners look as though they are good value for the title. The acquisition of Mesut Ozil over the summer added some much needed star power to their ranks and the upturn in form of fellow youngsters Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshire have come as a pleasant surprise.

However, Wenger’s dilly-dallying in the transfer market over the summer meant that another top class striker wasn’t added when they really needed one. The Injury to Lukas Podolski was unforeseen, and Theo Walcott’s own problems only added to the desperate situation.

Olivier Giroud has done well to carry the burden virtually on his own, but he can’t do it alone for much longer, so it is now time for the club to break out the chequebook and spash out on a new goal getter to ensure that they maintain the pace at the top of the tree.

Who They’ve Been Linked With: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Fabian Schar (FC Basel), Youssouf Mulumbu (WBA), Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham), Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid).

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