Arsenal January Transfer Window Update

Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo has joined Premier League rivals Crystal Palace on loan for the rest of the season. The 21-year-old has only played six times for the Gunners this season, but did manage his first competitive goal for the club in their 2-0 Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund. Sanogo joined Arsenal from Auxerre at the start of last season but made limited appearances and most of his impact came in their victorious FA Cup run, albeit without him breaking his goalscoring duck. He will hope to add firepower to a Palace squad that has scored only 22 goals in 21 Premier League games so far this season.

On 5th of January ofcourse Lukas Podolski has joined Inter Milan from Arsenal on loan for the remainder of the season. The 29-year-old, who joined the Gunners from Cologne in the summer of 2012, had become frustrated by a lack of first-team opportunities, often used as an impact player from the bench by manager Arsene Wenger. He has scored three goals this season — including a dramatic last-gasp winner in the Champions League group game at Anderlecht. Podolski, who was part of the World Cup winning squad in Brazil during the summer, has been a fan favourite for Arsenal and known as the best finisher in the team but has been criticized for his lack of tracking back and supporting his left back. He is also hugely popular on social media among the Arsenal fans.

Also possibly on the move on a loan transfer is Costa Rican World Cup star Joel Campbell who has featured so little for the Gunners and who was on loan with Benefica until the Summer. However a new loan agreement depends on whether he signs a contract extension at the Emirates.