The January transfer window is edging nearer, so let’s have a look at the players Arsenal are most likely to bring in.

A report from Football.London on Wednesday took a look at the areas of the pitch Arsenal might try to improve in the winter window, and listed the five most likely additions to the squad. Let’s have a look at each one and the latest rumours on the possibility of them making the switch to North London.

1Cristian Pavon

Cristian Pavon of Boca Juniors celebrating a goal
  • Age: 22
  • Position: Winger
  • Contract until: 2022
  • Club: Boca Juniors
  • Estimated transfer value: £18m

Back when links to Pavon first emerged in January 2018, there was a suggestion that Boca Juniors would only consider selling a year later in January 2019, once their Copa Libertadores run had come to an end.

Holding on to their star winger worked wonders, as Boca Juniors made a run to the final, the second leg of which takes place this Saturday (24th November). After that, win or lose, Pavon has fulfilled his commitments to the club. Therefore, he’d be entitled to ask them to consider letting him leave if the right offer comes in.

Football.London claim Raul Sanllehi has already held talks with Pavon’s club over a possible move, and January is the perfect time to make it happen.

The Copa Libertadores runs from March to November, whilst the Argentine league runs from August to May, so there’s some overlap whichever way you look at Pavon’s stats. To keep it simple, since August 2017 the winger has 11 goals and 19 assists in 46 club appearances.

A top dribbler and chance creator, Pavon could certainly add something to Arsenal in wide areas.

Click ‘Next’ for the rest of the 5 most likely January additions