Arsenal are in the familiar position of fourth at Christmas after back-to-back Premier League defeats thwarted their progress.
The Gunners were top of the division following their 3-1 win over Stoke 13 days ago, but losses away at Everton and Manchester City have derailed their title challenge.
Arsene Wenger’s side are now fourth and nine points behind league leaders Chelsea, and are now looking over their shoulder at the likes of Tottenham and Manchester United.
Spurs are just a point behind the Gunners in fifth, while Jose Mourinho’s United have won three on the spin to sit a further three points back.
Nonetheless, Arsenal host West Brom on Boxing Day in their final game of 2016, and then open the New Year up against Crystal Palace at the Emirates on January 1 in what are two crucial games for the Gunners to get their season back on track.
Many feel that to be genuine title contenders in the second half of the season, Arsenal need reinforcements, so here are TWO former players who could return to the Emirates in January…