Arsenal’s 5 best January signings under Arsene Wenger

Andrey Arshavin

Controversial, as many feel he was a massive failure, but on balance in his first six months he was superb for us.

The Russian superstar signed in January 2009 and in an impressive few months, which included a famous night at Anfield where he scored four goals, he injected some much need quality into a weak squad to help us qualify for the Champions League and was a huge hit with Gooners for a spell.

It was downhill from there in terms of quality and his relationship with the fans soured, but despite flattering to deceive on many an occasion he played 123 games for the club and in my opinion goes down as a good signing overall.