As reported by the Sunday People (via the Daily Star), Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to offload defender Carl Jenkinson on a permanent basis this January.

Big things were expected from Carl Jenkinson after he earned a move to Arsenal from Charlton Athletic as a teenager and the youngster certainly seemed to have all the required skills in his repertoire to succeed at the Emirates Stadium.

Unfortunately though, Jenkinson never really managed to make the right-back position at Arsenal his own despite being handed a plethora of opportunities and following a loan spell at West Ham United, the 24-year-old currently finds himself filling the role of a fringe player in North London.

According to reports from the Daily Star, Arsenal are on high alert regarding the contractual situation of Isco at Real Madrid.

Isco joined Real Madrid from Malaga during the summer of 2013 and despite showing flashes of brilliance; the attacking midfielder has never been able to cement his place as a regular in the star studded Los Blancos lineup.

With Isco entering the final 18 months of his contract, there has been a lot of speculation regarding his long term future at the Santiago Bernabeu and a host of clubs are understandably expressing their interest in signing the Spanish international.

 

Speaking to Sky Sports, Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny has explained that his side’s losses against Everton and Manchester City were down to complacency.

Following the opening day defeat at the hands of Liverpool, Arsenal suddenly transformed into a team intent on claiming the Premier League title by going on a superb run of 14 matches without a single defeat and many thought that this would finally be the year when the Gunners ended their long title drought.

Unfortunately though, Arsenal have been brought crashing back down to earth in recent times as consecutive defeats against Everton and Manchester City has meant that the North London giants have fallen a whopping 12 points behind leaders Chelsea in the race to claim the Premier League crown.

 

Premier League giants Arsenal have also entered the race to secure the services of Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, according to reports from the Daily Express.

Arsenal have slipped up in their Premier League title pursuit in recent times and as of now, the Gunners currently find themselves a sizeable 12 points off of leaders Chelsea.

Despite the whopping points difference though, Arsenal are unlikely to give up on their aspirations of lifting the English crown as of yet and in order to boost his side’s chances, manager Arsene Wenger is believed to be looking to strengthen his squad during the current January transfer window.

 

According to reports from the Daily Mirror, Borussia Dortmund are planning to snap up talented Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem during the upcoming January transfer window.

Arsenal snapped up Gedion Zelalem as an extremely promising young player from Olney Rangers back in 2013 and despite being only 16, the midfielder managed to earn a debut for the Gunners after featuring in the 4-0 FA Cup victory over Coventry City in January 2014.

Having broken into the first team at such a tender age, many expected Zelalem to become a regular for the Gunners side and the Germany born midfielder was even touted to have a similar career trajectory to that of Cesc Fabregas at the Emirates Stadium.