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Five German players who Arsenal could sign in the winter window

| 02.11.2014

Arsenal, 5/2 with Coral to win Champions League Group D, finally seem to have settled this season, following a slight period of turbulence. It’s always the same story with the Gunners though, who have a reputation for playing nice football, though failing to do the business against top teams.

However, it seems Arsene Wenger got his transfer business right this summer, and after a settling in period, Chilean Alexis Sanchez looks like their best player. He has 10 goals across all competitions this term, plus four in his last two Premier League games, which has seen Arsenal edge into the top four.

There have been suggestions however, that Arsenal still need a couple of players before they can really challenge for the title, so we suggest five names who could come in this January or next summer, to give them a realistic chance of winning the league.

Mats Hummels
The German centre back would do wonders for Wenger’s side, and after his impressive showing at the World Cup, a number of top teams are circling the Borussia Dortmund talent. With Per Mertesacker 30 years old, Hummels would be an ideal replacement and a bid of £25m may tempt him to north London.

Benedikt Howedes
Hummels’ partner in defence in the German national team, this 26-year-old is just as capable. Strong in the tackle, and blessed with an ability to read the game, Howedes would form a good relationship in defence with Laurent Koscielny. Schalke could be tempted to sell, should an offer be made that is in the region of £20m.

Lars Bender
Bayern Leverkusen’s Bender has been linked to Arsenal before and Wenger has previously registered an interest, and his presence in midfield for the Gunners would give them an edge over other teams. A dynamic box-to-box midfielder, he could capably slot straight in.

Julian Draxler
This rumour just won’t go away. The 20-year-old Schalke talent has been linked before and would slot into Arsenal’s attack seamlessly. With Santi Cazorla approaching 30, he could be an ideal long term replacement, and Gunners fans got an idea first hand of what he could do when his club played Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League earlier in the season.

Marco Reus
This player, if he stays fit could very easily become one of the best players in the world, and has previously registered an interest to play in the Premier League. The Gunners continue to be linked to the Dortmund star, and a move for him would certainly be a significant signal of intent.



Matt Haynes

A long-suffering Leeds fan, Matt studied Sports Journalism at university, and has a plethora of multi-industry experience. Having worked on behalf of multiple hedge funds and top-tier investment banks in executive search, he has also had a stint with the BBC and the Press Association. Outside of work, he pursues entrepreneurial activities and likes to keep fit.
Although he has interviewed current England manager Roy Hodgson as well as Rafa Benitez and a number of other names, he is honoured to have spent time in the company of Gordon Banks. Matt enjoys cultivating long-lasting professional and personal relationships, is solution orientated, and supports Coral’s sports content provision.