Four players Arsenal are the bookies favourites to sign in January

Sami Khedira warming up

Arsenal are favourites with the bookies to sign four players this January, including Barcelona's Pedro Rodriguez and Real Madrid's Sami Khedira

According to BetVictor, Arsenal are the favourites to sign Paris Saint-Germain's Edison Cavani, Barcelona's Pedro Rodriguez, Real Madrid's Sami Khedira and legendary striker Thierry Henry.

The Gunners have been priced at evens [1/1] to land Paris Saint-Germain forward Edison Cavani in January, making them heavy favourites. Real Madrid are the second name in the market at 10/1, while Manchester United make third at 12/1. 

Legendary striker Thierry Henry has been tipped to make a return to North London and the Gilbralter-based bookmaker has took no chances, pricing him at a extremely short 6/4 to re-join Arsenal, with Monaco sit in second at 4/1 and Paris Saint-Germain in third at 6/1. 

Although the market for the La Liga pair - Sami Khedira and Pedro - is unsurprisingly a lot tighter, in both instances Arsenal come out in first or joint-first place. For Khedira, Arsenal have exactly the same odds in landing the player as Bayern Munich and for Pedro, they have the edge on both Juventus and Liverpool. 

Analysis: 

Thierry Henry and Edison Cavani have been both been extremely low odds by BetVictor and given the reports in the press it's easy to see why.

Cavani is reportedly unhappy in Paris and flirting with the idea of moving to England, therefore making Arsenal the obvious choice. Manchester United have three world-class strikers already on their book and will unlikely be in the market for a striker this January. Chelsea are sorted in the forward position with Diego Costa and given Liverpool's plight, Arsenal become the stand out choice. 

As for Thierry Henry, Arsene Wenger has already stated the veteran forward will return to the club one day, but concedes that he doesn't know in what capacity. Nevertheless, it wouldn't at all be surprising if there was an offer of some kind of description from Arsenal to Henry in the new year. 

As a footballer, the former New York Red Bulls forward could offer squad depth, but his real ability could be in the coaching side. It would be easy to see the likes of Danny Welbeck, Joel Campbell, Chuba Akpom and Yaya Sanogo flourishing under his instruction. 

As for the La Liga duo, while it wouldn't be shocking to see Arsenal go for them, it would most likely be with a view to a summer transfer rather than this winter.

Although both players are struggling with regular game time at their respective clubs, they are both very high-quality squad players and with the financial backing of both Madrid and Barca, they have no reason to sell.

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