The January transfer period has been a rather slow one for Arsenal, as the club chases Chelsea for the fourth-place spot in the Premier League.

Arsene Wenger's fifth-place squad started the season with some painful performances, and are now looking for a second-half surge to keep their 2012-2013 Champions League hopes alive.

The Gunners added famed forward Thierry Henry on loan, but without winger Gervinho, as well as a lack of full backs due to injuries, the club could use some reinforcements for the final 17 league matches.

According to Daily Mail, Arsenal have been put on alert as Scott Dann looks to depart Blackburn. The 24-year-old centre back is also on Liverpool's radar.

Dann was linked to Arsenal over the summer, but the Gunners decided on Per Mertesacker instead. It was a summer for Arsenal where the club showed interest in Gary Cahill, Christopher Samba, and others.

Wenger has admitted to be interested in adding Ravel Morrison, according to Daily Mirror. The 18-year-old Manchester United midfielder has also been linked to Barcelona and Newcastle, and has a valuation of roughly £500,000.

The Daily Mirror also reported that Andrei Arshavin, who has admitted to playing poorly this season, has been linked to Lazio. The veteran winger's contract expires in June 2013, and could be moved to the Serie A club for £6 million. Arshavin has lacked confidence over the past two months, and will probably not be brought back to Emirates next season.

Oman defender Saad Al-Mukhaini had a two-day trial stint at Arsenal earlier this month, but there have been no reports on his status with the Gunners. The 24-year-old plays with Omani club Fanja SC and was recommended to Wenger by current Oman national coach Paul Le Guen, according to Sky Sports.

Caughtoffside.com has linked Arsenal to an £18 million offer for Newcastle United striker Demba Ba, and also reported that the club is interested in Panathanaikos goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino, but both deals seem highly doubtful.