Arsene Wenger looks like he will spend this January for a change with a purposed bid for Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso. Arsenal haven't been as impressive at the start of this season as they were last year and that could be down to the fact they sold Mathieu Flamini and are now lacking maturity in the midfield area.
Alonso looked to be on his way to either Aresnal or Juventus last season but Liverpool failed to secure the signature of Gareth Barry. Alonso has been a key player for Liverpool this season and because of this if he was to sign for Arsenal he wouldn't be able to play in the Champions League as he would be cup tied but Wenger might not mind that much as long as they pick up form in the league.
It seems Arsenal will not be able to sign Alonso unless Benitez finds a replacement for him even though he might be looking to make up some money that he wasted on players like Dossena who was £7million who is rumored to be sent back to Italy if possible, Philipp Degen who was given a signing on fee of £2million and a wage of £38,000 he has struggled for a place in the Liverpool side because of injury's and of course Robbie Keane who cost £20million and hasn't pro formed for Liverpool at all.