This month, Arsenal will be linked with many players around Europe, partly because they need to strengthen their grip on first place in the Premier League, but also because of their financial capabilities.

Theo Walcott’s injury also means it’s a must that Wenger enters the market and strengthens his team. The club simply can’t have a repeat of 2007-08.

The market has become bigger for the club now that they’ve proven their ability to sign superstar names, but this January, these are six names who are to be considered surprise targets for the club.

Click on Mario Balotelli to see SIX shock transfer targets for Arsenal this January

Mario Balotelli (AC Milan)