Arsenal can sign three non-homegrown non-U21 players in January
Let's play fantasy transfer window: you're allowed one striker, one defensive midfielder and one wild card. Budget is £50m. Which three players do you bring in? If I was being sensible:
- Gonzalo Higuain, £30m
- Victor Wanyama, £10m
- Pedro, bid £10m and see what happens
Higuain has proved himself to be adaptable and clinical, and we obviously were interested at some stage before Wenger went all-out for Suarez and Higuain pissed off to Italy. Wanyama is signed as a squad rotation DM, and Pedro is my wild card, rescued from Chelsea (he's their highest rated player of the season so far, and we desperately need a left-wing backup).
Although there is another, slightly more controversial, option:
- Eden Hazard, £50m
With Chelsea in chaos and their best player both underperforming and openly criticising the playing style, maybe there is a heist opportunity for Hazard. He is clearly struggling with expressing himself in a rigid system, but at Arsenal he would have all the creative freedom he wants, in a harmonic dressing room.
What is your fantasy January?