Arsenal transfer analysis: Mats Hummels, Nabil Fekir and Christoph Kramer among top targets

A look at what the Gunners need and the players they might actually sign

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Arsenal are not where they want to be at the midway stage of the season, however they look like a team that has the power to be.

At the start of term, many backed Arsene Wenger's side to challenge for the title but with half the games gone they find themselves in fifth place in the table and 13 points adrift of league leaders Chelsea. A top-four finish is what's now in their sights.

The Gunners are on a decent run, winning seven of their last nine games and looking like a team only likely to improve as key players return from injury and come up to fitness.

Despite that, there is clear room for improvement.

What they need: Requirements are pretty much the same as usual (which does not reflect well on the manager): a centre-half and someone in front of him for added protection to prevent a team like Stoke scoring three by half-time. But please, no more ball-playing midfielders.

Top targets: Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Christoph Kramer (Bayer Leverkusen).

On the way out? Yaya Sanogo, Lukas Podolski.

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