With the January transfer window just around the corner, the rumour mill has begun to spin, and already churned out two rather likely stories. 

Much criticised Andrei Arshavin has been linked to a move back to his former club Zenit. The 31-year-old spent half of last season on loan in Russia, which left fans begging for his return. However, the idea of the experienced forward returning bac to Russia has been rained on, due to Arshavin not wanting to leave the area, as he and his family were settled (with his wife giving birth to their third child). 

The much more likely option for the Russian is the suggested move to Reading FC (if club terms can be agreed).

Arsenal are being linked with FC Copenhagen striker Andreas Cornelius, but they will have to battle Serie A big-shots AC Milan for his signature.

The 6-foot-4 Cornelius has scored 10 goals in 19 games for Copenhagen having secured a regular first-team place in the Danish champions’ starting line-up. Milan watched the 19-year-old in action on a number of occasions this season and are said to be ready with a £3million bid in January but Metro newspaper claims the Gunners have had a tip-off about Cornelius from their Scandinavian scout Bobby Bennett and are monitoring his progress.

Arsenal chairman Ivan Gazidiz has today revealed that more money will be available to Wenger to secure signatures, after agreeing a new deal with the Arab company "Fly Emirates" worth around £150million.