The festive season is around the corner, with less than one month until Christmas Day, we decided to take a light-hearted but sort-of-serious look at the headlines which will be on the wishlist of Arsenal supporters.
Theo Walcott signs new five-year Arsenal contract
How long has this dragged on? Too long, that's the answer. You could almost change the above to 'Walcott signs deal elsewhere', because at least it would be done one way or another. Although in truth Walcott has only shown in recent weeks that he is a huge asset to the Gunners, and would be a great loss if the club can't hang onto him. His absence was evident against Aston Villa, and the club cannot afford to let another key player leave, especially with his best years still ahead of him.
Guardiola issues 'come and get me plea' to Arsenal
Arsene Wenger is an Arsenal legend, that will never change, but supporters' views on his ability to still be able to get the job done' and win trophies differ to say the least. While many still want him to stay rather than go, if Pep Guardiola confirmed he wanted to go to Arsenal, surely fans would demand Wenger step aside and move upstairs for the younger man to begin his 'next project.' The Gunners have the setup and stability the Spaniard seems to want in his next job, but there are no present signs the board are presently trying to pursue him.
Arsenal announce permanent 50 per cent ticket price reduction
For match going supporters, the price of admission remains steep. Arsenal's recent home clash with Chelsea was the 'highest priced Premier League game' in history, with the cheapest ticket costing £62. And they lost. That's the big problem for fans, over the last few years the prices are rising and staying high, but success on the pitch is going in the opposite direction. A huge reduction may be mere fantasy, but it would be the best surprise fans could wish for from a practical standpoint.
Huntelaar signs on at Arsenal in cut-price January swoop
This rumour is one which has gained significant momentum over the past few days. The Dutch striker saw Arsenal close hand when he netted home and away against them for Schalke earlier this season, and has his contract expiring next summer. His agent recently said he has not made up his mind over what to do in January, and reports coming out of Germany have claimed Huntelaar 'has his heart set on Arsenal'. Time will tell whether it is true, but it would certainly be welcome for the club. The striker has a record to rival former striker Van Persie, and would form a fearsome strike trio with Podolski and Giroud.
Tottenham sign Bendtner and Chamakh in £10 million double deal
Ah the deadwood. No Arsenal 'must-do' list would be complete without it. Bendtner and Chamakh are two under-performing strikers who have exhausted their time at the club, and its time to move them on. If they can get cash for it then great, but to make it the perfect deal, how about sending them to Spurs? They would likely only get sent off next time they play the Gunners anyway, in the next 5-2 hammering.
Which of the above would be the best if it became reality?