Arsenal are reportedly in prime position to sign Bayer Leverkusen’s Lars Bender during the January transfer window.

We’ve been linked with the 26-year-old before but now, according to the London Evening Standard, we’re favourites to bag the midfielder after Coquelin and Arteta’s injuries.

Although my knowledge of the Bundesliga is pretty limited, at the moment I’d take just about anybody to step in and sure up our midfield and with the German even having a goal to his name this season, he seems like a good bet.

Usually I’d be skeptical of us making a big signing in January but with our current injury issues and the league title on the line, I’m prepared to throw caution to the wind and believe that we just might be in with a chance of signing this one.

However, with so many players out, I’m also inclined to believe that we’re going to be linked with every player under the sun.