Arsenal fans were crying out for something positive in the January window to fuel the club’s title bid until the end of the season. With the club in a much stronger financial position than they’ve been in the past, a vast array of names across Europe were linked with moves to north London.

But it seemed as though cash and finances available dictated the names that became “available,” even if their current clubs had little to no intention of selling. The January window naturally threw together a number of instant no-goers, with more than just the matter of finances ruling them out entirely.

Click on Mario Balotelli to see SIX of the most ridiculous Arsenal rumours touted during the January window

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