The top five players linked with Arsenal this week

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Taking a look at the latest players who have been tipped to move to Arsenal.

The January transfer window may still be months away, but that has not stopped the rumour mill cranking up another notch this week.

With Arsenal suffering a number of injury blows, and questions over the form of some of their current stars, reports have claimed Arsene Wenger is looking for reinforcements.

Below are the top five players to be linked with Arsenal this week, including some familiar names and some unexpected ones:

Marcelo Brozovic

Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Brozovic has been cast firmly into the gossip columns following claims from his agent that Arsenal are one of the clubs who will hold talks regarding a possible move. The discussions will allegedly take place in November, for a player who is valued at around £7million.

Anderson Talisca

The Brazilian under-20 international has started the campaign with Benfica in simply stunning form, scoring six goals in his first seven games.

The player can operate as a secondary striker or an attacking midfielder and reports claim Arsenal are considering a move for the player to replace Lukas Podolski, who continues to be linked with the Emirates exit.

Julian Draxler

Here is he is again – the Schalke play-maker who was tipped to join Arsenal a year ago, only for the apparent interest to dry up. However, the rumours are back with a vengeance, with reports claiming Wenger wants to replace Mesut Ozil with his young countryman.

For the money needed - £37.5million – it is a big gamble, but this rumour comes around so often there is likely to be a fair amount of truth in it.

Emmanuel Emenike

The Nigerian forward has reportedly been tracked by Arsenal for some time, and it is being suggested that the Gunners could bid £15million for the Fenerbahce forward in January. He is powerful and he offers something different, but it would still come as a surprise if Wenger splashes the cash on the 27-year-old.

Virgil Van Dijk

Now this one does make sense, with Arsenal in desperate need of another centre-back. The fact that the Celtic man can also play at right-back is another reason to make the move, with Mathieu Debuchy’s injury proving how quickly a well-stocked defence can look anything but.

Reports claim a bid in the region of £8million could be enough, and that would be savvy business from Wenger, signing a 23-year-old with considerable promise.

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