Arsene Wenger has revealed he will be in the market for a striker in the New Year, after the Arsenal manager confirmed he hoped to bolster his squad ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Marouane Chamakh and Gervinho will both be absent from the Emirates in January, representing Morocco and Ivory Coast respectively.

The Arsenal manager is keen to ease the goal scoring burden on the in-form Robin van Persie, with Lille's Eden Hazard and Moussa Sow on the Frenchman's radar.

"We lose players like Chamakh and Gervinho to the Africa Cup of Nations, so hopefully touch wood we do not get any injuries to our strikers," Wenger told the official Arsenal website. "But if an opportunity turns up in that department then we will buy.

"The situation, I must say, is a bit special. Economically the whole environment has changed and people suffer more. The clubs will suffer more financially and it's much more difficult. Maybe we will have some opportunities because we are in a good financial situation."

With this in mind IBTimes Sport takes a look at five Arsenal transfer targets who could be heading to the Emirates in the New Year.