Many Arsenal fans would agree that the Gunners are in need of another striker, a defensive midfielder and a quality keeper to push Wojcicech Szczesny for the number one shirt. I am not sure that many would agree that Pepe Reina from Liverpool, Alessandrod Matri from Juventus and Zdravko Kuzmanovic from Stuttgart would be the first names that spring to mind.
The three have been linked with possible moves to Arsenal in January, so we better have a look at them. 28-year old Matri has played for a number of Serie A sides and his form at Cagliari led to a loan move to Juventus, which the Italian champions then made permanent. After doing well in his first two seasons, he has hardly been used this time, and is thought to be looking for a move.
The Serbian Kuzmanovic is in a similar situation with his German club Stuttgart. Her seems to have fallen out with the management at the club and has only played seven times so far this season. His contract is due to expire, which may account for the fall out, but should mean that the club will be willing to sell in January. He is a strong and talented midfield enforcer who has got 45 caps for his country at just 25-years old.
30-year old Reina should be well known to Arsenal fans from his many years at Liverpool. At 30-years old, he has got plenty of good years left as a keeper. The problem may be the amount of money that Liverpool would want for him and whether he would be content to fight with Szczesny for top spot.
I feel that, especially in the striker department, Arsene Wenger should have learned his lesson with Bendtner and Chamakh. Arsenal need quality players who will not be sitting on the bench for years collecting a salary that makes not other team want them.