After a miserable start to the campaign, Arsenal are now beginning to see an upturn in form, with the Gunners winning their last two matches against Chelsea and Brighton.

The back-to-back victories have helped Mikel Arteta’s men climb to 13th in the current standings. But they remain well off the pace as the halfway mark of the season approaches.

One major issue for the Gunners in recent months has been creativity. The club have scored just 16 goals from their 16 games, one of the worst offensive records in the division.

Fortunately for Arteta, the January transfer window is fast approaching. And a new attacking addition may just provide that elusive creative spark.

We take a look at three attacking players who could help save the Gunners’ campaign.


Reportedly top of Arteta’s wish-list for January is Real Madrid star Isco. The Metro claim that the Gunners will do all they can to persuade the Spaniard to move to England.

A six-month loan deal has been rumoured, but the north London outfit face strong competition from La Liga side Sevilla, who remain Isco’s number one choice should he leave Madrid.

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Leon Bailey

Bayer Leverkusen attacker Bailey has been in stunning form this season, with four goals and five assists in his 12 Bundesliga matches.

According to the Daily Mail, the 23-year-old has put a long list of potential Premier League suitors – including Arsenal – on alert, after he signed a deal with English agency Unique Sports Management.

Mesut Ozil

It may be unlikely that the German international still has a future at Arsenal. But it isn’t totally inconceivable, particularly given his impressive history at the club in terms of creating goals.

The Sun claim that the 32-year-old has been offered to Italian side Juventus on a six-month loan deal. But it may not be too late for Ozil to win over Arteta and to prove himself to his team-mates and Arsenal supporters for the remainder of the season.

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