Arsenal have already confirmed a deal is in place to bring Thierry Henry back to the club on a two-month loan deal but Arsene Wenger remains interested in signing additional cover in midfield.

Wenger has used the last few months to scout a number of targets across Europe, as the Frenchman looks to bolster his squad when the window reopens in the New Year.

The Arsenal manager is desperately in need of short-term cover at left-back to replace long-term absentees Andre Santos and Kieran Gibbs but he is also eager to plug a perceived shortfall in midfield.

Arsenal have yet to adequately replace the departed Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas and Wenger is keen to ease the creative burden on Mikel Arteta.

Dortmund's Shinji Kagawa and Lille midfielder Eden Hazard have been linked with moves to Arsenal, while Cologne's Lukas Podolski is another transfer target.

With this in mind, IBTimes Sports takes a look at the players Arsenal will be monitoring during the January transfer window.