Arsenal missed the chance to return to the top of the Premier League after being held by champions Manchester United at the Emirates yesterday evening.
The hosts had the majority of the possession and the chances in a largely disappointing encounter, with Olivier Giroud coming closest to making the breakthrough while Santi Cazorla drew two fine saves out of United keeper David De Gea late on.
Arsenal are planning another major transfer swoop in January, with the club expected to revive their interest in Liverpool’s Luis Suarez, according to the Metro.
The club smashed their transfer record this week to bring in Germany international Mezut Ozil for £42.5m, and are now preparing another big money move when the window reopens in January.
Lukas Podolski has been ruled out for up to ten weeks after the hamstring injury he suffered during Tuesday’s 2-0 Champions League play-off victory over Fenerbache proved worse than initially feared.
The German international was taken off on a stretcher shortly after half time at the Emirates, leading the club initially expecting him to be absent for around three weeks.