The signing of Mesut Özil last season has put immense pressure on Arsene Wenger this current transfer window. Not only are Arsenal fans expecting signings in key positions, but they’re expecting big name players to fill those positions. It’s a remarkable feeling to know that the club can finally go out and purchase top quality, maybe not as easily as the teams owned by Oligarchs and Sheiks but in a somewhat reasonable manner to get all Arsenal fans excited for the future. Bayern Munich is a team of immense quality and has a plethora of talent, in which a few could be on the cards to depart the German giants. Three players linked with a transfer that Arsenal should consider are Xherdan Shaqiri, Toni Kroos and Javi Martinez.
1. Xherdan Shaqiri
The 22 year old Swiss has seen limited game time last season in the Bundesliga, only starting 10 games and coming off the bench 7 times. In his partial contribution to the league title he scored 6 goals and provided 2 assists. The youngster is looking to find a club that can grant him the starting position he deserves with the extraordinary talent he possesses. It is almost impossible to break into a side with Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery playing in his position which could allow for Arsenal to place a bid for Shaqiri. A bid of £15 million should tempt Bayern into letting him go, after all they do have an extremely talented list of midfielders already at their disposal. Shaqiri is a quick, dribbling winger who has an eye for goal and is able to find the killer pass to set up his teammates. Arsenal’s right wing options consist of Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gnabry. This means that if Shaqiri were to be brought in he would play on the left as we don’t have a natural left winger in Podolski or Cazorla. It would suit Shaqiri perfectly because he can make bursting runs forward and he is a great crosser with his preferred left foot. The likelihood of Wenger pursuing him is very low as it seems he is interested in Greizmann and Pedro, but he is a terrific option if those targets fail. Use the page numbers to navigate through the rest of this article.