Date: 26th January 2013 at 6:15pm
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David VillaLooking at our current squad, it would seem we have enough to give any team a game. On the other hand, looking at our bench, we barely have the personnel that can come on and change the game when necessary.

With a few days left before the January transfer window slams shut until the summer, I thought of two ideal players we could throw into the team to add a little more depth and improve the side in general.

First up we have David Villa – we’ve been heavily linked with Spain’s all time top goal scorer, and our chances of landing the 31-year-old increased when recent reports came out stating the forward wanted to leave Barcelona this month.

However, Arsene Wenger is said to be reluctant to pay the £15 million price-tag placed on his head, as the Frenchman would rather pay £10 million due to Villa’s age.

Statistics show we’ve lost most of our big games by only a one-goal margin this season – five to be exact – so adding a striker of Villa’s quality to the side could help us find that winning goal we sometimes lack, and with Walcott and co. signing new deals, we could grab more wins in the future.

The second player I believe we should sign, which may not be a popular one amongst the Arsenal fans, is West Ham’s Mohamed Diame.

With an alleged £3.5 million release clause in his current contract, the Senegal international would most certainly be a coup, and a good one at that.

His future at West Ham seems uncertain with some reports suggesting he is being forced to stay put, while the player claims he is happy to remain at Upton Park for the time being.

The Arsenal fans, from what I gather on Twitter, seem to be split on the 25-year-old’s ability, with some saying he would be a great buy why some suggest he is not good enough for the club.

But with the reported release clause fee in his current being as low as it is, surely he must be in Wenger’s sights? After all, it is in the Frenchman’s price range.

Among the two players listed, I think Villa should be top priority. I wouldn’t mind if Diame was brought in as well, but it seems neither is on Wenger’s agenda at present.

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