Both Arsenal and Tottenham look like missing out on the top four this season and it will take a mammoth effort and a lot of luck to make it.
The Africa Cup of Nations will be moved back to winter after the previous incarnation was held in summer - so who will be most affected?
Kia Joorabchian is one of the most well-connected agents and transfer brokers in world football and he seems to be giving Arsenal a helping hand nowadays.
Arsenal are hoping to ease their issues in defence by snapping up Layvin Kurzawa from Paris Saint-Germain.
Arsenal are set to intensify their pursuit of Athletico Paranaense midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, according to reports in Brazil.
Being a goalkeeper is a unique position in the world of football and a number of players have carved out a career by sitting on the substitutes bench.
It seems John Stones will not be joining Arsenal this month but the defender must still convince Pep Guardiola he has a long-term future at Manchester City.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admits they must find a way to manage games after dropping points against Crystal Palace.
The headlines from Saturday's 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park revolved around the performance of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who both scored and was sent off.
Gary Cahill has revealed his frustration after Crystal Palace failed to beat 10-man Arsenal on Saturday.