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Arsenal Xmas Wishlist: 3 Perfect Presents

Written by Chris Wheatley



It’s that time of year again.

Christmas is upon us and the January transfer window is just days from opening.

Gooner Talk have picked out three world class players who would be perfect acquisitions for Arsene Wenger’s men in January.

As Christmas provides everyone with the most wonderful gifts, here are the somewhat unrealistic options that would add firepower to Arsenal’s title challenge this season.

Agree/disagree with our choices? Leave your dream January signing in the comments section below.

Diego Costa – Atletico Madrid

Diego Costa

Brazil international Costa has taken La Liga by storm this season and leads the scoring charts with 22 goals in 21 games.

His powerful runs, top class finishing and dominant physique make him one of Europe’s most in-demand strikers.

Unfortunately for Arsenal, that means the likes of Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain will be first in the queue. Costa’s agent is Jorge Mendes, a close friend of Jose Mourinho, which makes the Blues frontrunners to sign him.

The 25-year-old also reportedly has a £32 million release clause and recently signed a new deal with Atletico Madrid to keep him in the Spanish capital until 2018.

Julian Draxler – Schalke


This Schalke starlet is a big admirer of Arsene Wenger’s men and has already talked up a potential move to the Premier League.

Most comfortable on the left hand side, Draxler is a typically astute modern day ‘inverted winger’ who possesses stunning trickery and immense close control.

He’d have no problem settling in with the German contingent currently at Arsenal; Mesut Özil, Lukas Podolski, Per Mertesacker and Serge Gnabry would undoubtedly prove crucial if a transfer eventually came about.

20-year-old German international Draxler has a £38m buyout clause that ends when his deal expires in 2018. Can the Gunners afford it? You bet they can.

Edin Dzeko – Manchester City


Dzeko is out of favour at Manchester City and is competing with the likes of Sergio Aguero for a place in their starting XI.

He has 9 goals in 19 games in all competitions this season – not bad for a player who struggles to make the team on a regular basis.

Since arriving from Wolfsburg in 2011, the Bosnian international has been in and out of City’s eleven but continues to deliver the good when called upon.

The 27-year-old would prove excellent competition for the fatigued Olivier Giroud who has been Arsenal’s lone striker for most of the season.

Will City let Dzeko join another Premier League title rival? It might just be worth testing their mettle with a concrete offer in January.

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Diego Costa is the only one on that list I want in Jan. Dzeko is very similar to Giroud, but Costa offers us something different.

ikenya peter

Diego Silver or Julian Draxler, one of them should be sign in January transfer window. I beg Arsene Wenger should please in the name of God Almighty to sign because Olivier Giroud is not a striker @ all. Look @ what he did with the clear chances he got with our match with chelsea!


I’d better buy Costa first, then Draxler.


Diego Costa is the next Luis Suariz that scores in every match,let’s go for him in January if we want to be a contender.

Hornsey Reds

Arsenal Xmas Wishlist: 3 Perfect Presents

Wenger fu**s off
Kronke fu**s off
Gazidis fu**s off


No matter if the player agent are friends because the player know he will not find chrlsea in regular position because there are many strikers there i think we have chance to find that player if we pay the money

S. Bah

I think Diego Costa is more preferable than Draxler and Dzeko because we lacking a prolific stricker that delivers for the club.


Dzeko can perform better