Arsenal are putting themselves forward as the candidate to be the Premier League’s busiest club during this month’s transfer window.
Despite the window only being just over a week old, the Gunners, who will be eyeing up a fifth successive win in all competitions on Thursday evening when they face Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium, have already strengthened their defensive options with the signing of Omar Rekik from Hertha Berlin and have allowed three players to leave the club.
Matt Macey has joined Hibernian on a permanent basis whilst defenders William Saliba and Sead Kolasinac have joined Nice and Schalke, respectively, on loan deals for the remainder of the season.
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The tally of departures is soon expected to rise to four as well, with frozen-out midfielder Mesut Ozil on the cusp of finalising a switch to Fenerbahce.
Whilst departures were always likely to be a common theme of Arsenal’s work during this month’s window, arrivals are to be expected as well, with the club in the market for fresh additions, particularly in the shape of a central attacking-midfielder.
football.london understands that Norwich City ace Emiliano Buendia is at the very top of that list, with Borussia Dortmund ace Julian Brandt and Isco of Real Madrid also being linked with moves to north London.
However, with goals proving to be in short supply for Arsenal this season, certainly up until recently, the Gunners may also wish to add another striker to their ranks.
Over the past few days, Bursaspor youngster Ali Akman has been linked with a move to north London, but it is clear that he would be a player for the future, as he is only 18-years-old.
Another player, though, that Arsenal could switch their focus to is Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard, who has been heavily linked with a move…