Arsenal have joined the race for Juventus superstar Paul Pogba, as Arsene Wenger seeks to strength the squad he has at the Emirates with injuries wrecking havoc with their season.

The Gunners boss has had to content with a number of injuries this campaign and means they find themselves 13 points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.

They are also four points off West Ham United, who occupy fourth place, and therefore a move for the former Manchester United youngster makes sense.

Arsenal have struggled massively this season with injuries in defence, therefore it seems logical Arsene Wenger will look to strengthen in that area next month.

However, any hopes he had of getting West Ham ace Winston Reid on a cheap appear to have been squashed by the Hammers boss Sam Allardyce.

The New Zealand international has been a dependable league player since moving to Upton Park in 2010 from unknown Danish club Midtjylland.

Arsenal are apparently preparing a £45 million bid for Liverpool star Raheem Sterling.

Influential twitter user @DeanLDN22, who has a huge following on the social network site, believes the England international is looking for a move back to his roots.

The 20-year-old grew up in London and was part of Queens Park Rangers youth team until four years ago when he was prized away to Anfield.

Barcelona defender Martin Montoya is interested clubs in various countries and Arsenal are believed to be among the front runners for the 23-year-old.

Daily Star quoted Juan De Dios Carrasco, Montoya’s agent, recently and he revealed his client is attracting suitors from across the globe.

The Spaniard’s future has been a hot topic of debate after it was suggested that Barca boss Luis Enrique was willing to let the right-back leave as he didn’t figure in his first-team plans.

Gunners have only one fit centre-back going into the clash against the St James' Park outfit, who are one of the form teams in the league having beaten league leaders Chelsea in last weekend's Premier League fixture.

The north London club have had a wretched run when it comes to injuries being picked up by their players and have not played their regular back four since Mathieu Debuchy got injured in September. The Frenchman has since returned, but it does look like the manager will have to look at the reserves to make up the numbers on Saturday.