Aouar, Szoboszlai, Buendia - Arsenal's January transfer window targets identified

The Gunners have been linked with a clutch of players ahead of the window re-opening next month

Aouar, Szoboszlai, Buendia - Arsenal's January transfer window targets identified

The January transfer window opens in just one month's time - but will Arsenal be busy?

The Gunners have been linked with a plethora of players since the last window shut in October.

There are plenty of question marks around Mikel Arteta's policy next month.

Will he bring reinforcements in during what is a notoriously quiet month? Will he sanction the exit of the frozen-out Mesut Ozil?

With the winter window opening on January 2, we take a look at just some of the names that have already been linked with a switch to the Emirates.

Houssem Aouar

Houssem Aouar.

The Lyon midfielder has been linked with the Gunners for some time.

Aouar was one of the top targets for Arteta in the summer but a deal never materialised.

It's possible that the deal could be resurrected but the 22-year-old appears to have ruled out the chances of that happening in January.

In an interview with RMC Sport, Aouar has said that he will be staying at Lyon ‘until next summer, at least’ and has denied suggestions that he is unhappy in France.

Dominik Szoboszlai

The Red Bull Salzburg midfielder has enjoyed a stellar start to this season.

Aged just 20, he has ten goals to his name already.

Dominik Szoboszlai has ten goals already this season.

And that tally includes the winner for Hungary in their Euro 2020 play-off win over Iceland to confirm their place at the delayed championships next summer.

His form has recently seen him linked with a move to North London and it remains to be seen whether Arteta will press ahead with a move.

Szoboszlai's release clause is set at a modest £23million.

Ibrahima Konate

The 21-year-old RB Leipzig centre-half could be a surprise addition in January.

It is reported that his club colleague Dayot Upamecano would command too high a price for the Gunners to pursue.

As a compromise, it's possible that Arsenal could track Konaté instead.

The big stumbling block is that Leipzig are under no real pressure to sell and reports suggest they could ask for as much as £54m.

That would be out of Arsenal's price range, with them instead looking to scout for cheaper deals in January.

Emi Buendia

The Norwich City midfielder would be a left-field signing, if he were to join the Gunners.

But the Argentine is thought to be on the shortlist.

Buendia impressed in helping City seal promotion to the top flight two seasons ago and despite their immediate relegation he earned plaudits for his performances and for notching seven assists.