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Arsene Wenger is somewhat notoriously renowned for not being a big spender in any transfer window, however with his job possibly on the line as The Gunners lie four points behind the Champions League places, does the Frenchman need to dig deep into The Emirates coffers to bring in more talents to add to his sub-standard squad?

There are some people who believe Arsene will still guide the club to a top four finish irrespective of signings but I for one do not believe this is the case and without Champions League football next season, Wenger will almost certainly be shown the door by the owners at Arsenal who would be set to lose an almighty £25m plus in revenue.

League glory is well out of the question, and pending FA Cup success this year another trophy barren season is imminent unless changes are made. Here are 5 players I suggest Wenger should seriously consider if he is to remain at the helm beyond the end of the season with Champions League Football intact.


5. Mohamed Diame


The West Ham midfielder was snapped up by Sam Allardyce after leaving Wigan on a free transfer at the end of last season. With a reported £3.5m release clause built into his contract, he would add much needed steel to an Arsenal midfield currently lacking in strength. Within Arsene’s price range, surely this man should be the first one through the door at The Emirates with Abou Diaby proving to be as reliable as a policitican’s manifesto.

Arsenal have long been lacking a midfield bite ever since Vieira left and somewhat after that Gilberto. In fact the closest the club came to somebody reliable was Mathieu Flamini in his partnership with Cesc Fabregas in the middle of the park.

Alex Song was never quite the anchorman others before him were but without him, Wenger seriously needs to bring somebody new in.

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This article was first posted on January 25, 2013