With money still in the bank following the departures of Robin van Persie and Alex Song, Arsenal could be set to make a major splash in the January transfer window. Manager Arsene Wenger claimed that if money was not spent in the closing days before August's transfer deadline, it would be spent mid-season. Speculation has continued as to who the Frenchman will target.
With a midfielder likely to be on the agenda, there is sure to be much interest at the Emirates on the latest comments from Everton's Marouane Fellaini. The Belgium international has been linked to Arsenal, as well as Manchester United and Chelsea in the past and has now said that he could soon be set for a move.
"I am just starting my fifth season at Everton, this will be one of my last," he said, according to the Daily Mirror.
"I have seen everything. In January or at the end of the season I will turn to another club or championship."
The 24-year-old has made an impressive start to the season, scoring twice in Everton's first three Premier League matches. If he is to leave Goodison Park then Everton are sure to want a significant profit on the £15 million they paid Standard Liege for his services back in 2008.
Fellaini did later take to Facebook to state that he was happy at Everton.
While Fellaini has played as a defensive midfielder on many occasions, he has perhaps flourished most in a more advanced role-an area where Arsenal would seem to be better covered.
A deeper-lying midfielder who was heavily linked to Arsenal during the summer was Anderlecht's Lucas Biglia. On the final day of the transfer window there were even reports that the Gunners or Real Madrid had made a last ditch bid to land the Argentina international.
Metro reports, however, that the £6.5 million offer that the Belgian club received was a hoax, likely from a rogue agent.
With Arsenal also looking a little light in attack, Wenger may decide to pursue his reported interest in Adrian Lopez. The versatile Atletico Madrid forward has sparked speculation about his future by stating that he is in no rush to sign a new deal with the Europa League winners. The Spanish international has three years remaining on his current deal, but intriguingly has a release clause of €18 million (£14.4m).
In comments published by Spanish publication AS, Adrian did say that he was currently "very happy" at Atletico, however.
There have also been further reports about Arsenal winger Thro Walcott. The England international recently rejected the Gunners' offer of a new contract, which, given that he has less than a year remaining on his current deal, sparked much speculation about his future.
While Arsenal have claimed that the 23-year-old will remain at the Emirates, he will be free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement from January. According to Metro, Spartak Moscow will try to tempt Arsenal into selling Walcott in the January window with a lucrative offer.
The story claims that manager Unai Emery is keen on Walcott and has persuaded the Russian club to make a bid. With Walcott perhaps unlikely to move to Russia, Metro suggests that he may well move on a free transfer to a Premier League rival next summer.