Arsenal’s next set of fixtures over the Christmas period shouldn’t dictate whether there is activity in the January window: one way or another, win or less, Arsenal need to bring in reinforcements.

Arsene Wenger is openly adverse to the January window, believing it to distort the true value of players, and understandably so. But his Arsenal team are in fantastic position to land the league title. Even if there are a few disappointments over the Christmas period, the team will still be able to mount a strong second-half charge with the right additions in the New Year.

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