Five players who should leave Arsenal in January - Podolski and Ospina included

Chuba Akpom

We take a look at five players who might want to head out of The Emirates this winter.

The January window is approaching and with that comes plenty of transfer incomings across the Premier League.

It also means plenty of outgoings as well. So who should leave Arsenal in January. Here are five suggestions...

Lukas Podolski

The German World Cup winner has made it no secret that he is considering his future at Arsenal. The former Bayern Munich man has plenty of suitors, which is why his place as a back-up player at Arsenal is so wrong.

Instead he should be playing week in week out in his favoured striker position, something he would be given elsewhere.

Joel Campbell

Not all January departures need to be permanent. The Costa Rican is certainly a player for the future but at the moment his development is stunted at The Emirates.

Arsenal should consider loaning him out to gain first-team experience, as he has done previously at Olymiakos and Saint-Etienne.

Chuba Akpom

For Akpom it is looking increasingly likely that a career at Arsenal is not a part of his future.

Teams from across the Football League would be queuing up to get hold of the type of natural born goalscorer that Akpom certainly is.

David Ospina

A shock inclusion perhaps considering the Colombian only arrived in the summer. But he has been injured and not yet played in the Premier League.

With Emi Martinez proving himself a more then hopeful volunteer perhaps sending out Ospina on loan could help him regain his sharpness.

Gedion Zelalem

Another top young talent at Arsenal, but it might be time to make the boy a man and put him to the test in the Championship.

Currently a little lightweight but in time he could become great, but not without taking a few knocks on the way up.

Other potentials: Tomas Rosicky, Emiliano Martinez.

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