Mesut Ozil

Former Arsenal defender Viv Anderson is confident that Arsene Wenger will splash the cash in January which will enable his side to put in a concerted effort for the league title this season.

The Gunners have shrugged off their early season woes when they suffered a 3-1 loss to Aston Villa at home and have since made it six wins on the trot and a looking like a force to reckon with this season. The arrival of Mesut Ozil for a record fee of £42.5m has lifted the crowd, with the German showing his class as early as in the 10th minute of his introduction to English football against Sunderland when he pulled the ball down from thin air to glide a brilliant ball for Olivier Giroud to score.

However, in spite of their brilliant run, Arsenal are perilously short in depth, with a lot of players out injured including the likes of Santi Cazorla, Lukas Podolski, Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky among others. Wenger has previously stressed the need to get a few players back quickly and a swoop in January does not look out of the picture, with the Gunners having a major chunk of cash still unused.

"Signing Mesut Ozil is a big lift for everyone at the football club. They have talked, over the years, about needing top class players and they've never gone out and bought them and we thought it would be the same this year. It went right to the last minute but he has been a great acquisition and I think they'll go again in the January transfer window to strengthen them even more," Anderson told talkSPORT.

The Gunners are short in attack, with Olivier Giroud their only fit option up front with Chuba Akpom starting from the bench in recent games. Arsenal are planning to go back in for Wayne Rooney with Wenger reportedly preparing a £30m bid for the player in January. The Gunners missed out on Luis Suarez this summer with Liverpool rejecting a £40m plus £1 bid for the player.