If we learnt anything from Monday night’s bore draw between Arsenal and Chelsea on Monday night, it is that both teams could do with some new additions in January.
Both clubs look in desperate need of a new striker.
Arsene Wenger’s side failed to force a save from Petr Cech in the 90 minutes at the Emirates, with the goals having looked to have dried up for Olivier Giroud.
Meanwhile, Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba have managed a total of five Premier League goals between them this season – whilst not a single one has come away from Stamford Bridge.
Both clubs are also likely to enter the market for a new centre back.
Arsenal failed to bring in a fourth choice in the summer, and have growing concerns over the future of Thomas Vermaelen, who has only started two Premier League games all season.
Chelsea meanwhile may be in the market for a long term replacement for David Luiz.
The Brazilian has struggled to hold down a regular first team place under Jose Mourinho, and has been heavily linked with a switch to Barcelona.
With both clubs in the market for players in similar positions, and with just a couple of points separating them in the Premier League, the January transfer window is set to be one of the most exciting and important of recent times.
Here we take a look at six players both clubs could be battling for when that window opens in five days time.