A very simple challenge today: vote for the player you think has been our best ever new signing brought in during the January transfer window.
Most of us are used to feeling disappointed most years when January comes round and Arsene refuses to open his wallet.
But a quick glance back through our buying history shows that actually quite a lot of new arrivals have pitched up at the start of the New Year. From Andrey Arshavin to Nacho Monreal, from Theo Walcott to Gabriel, we have reinforced on a fairly consistent basis.
So which of those newbies (or returnees in some cases) turned out to be the best deal for the club.
Here are the main contenders for our best ever January signing:
Carlos Vela, 2006
Fast, skilful and – like most Wenger signings at the time – extremely short. Loved to score with chips from around the area but never fulfilled his potential at Arsenal.
Emmanuel Eboue, 2005
A bit of a divider – part clown, part looney, but sometimes a really good player. The fact he stayed with us for seven seasons must mean something…
Sol Campbell, 2010
Big Sol returned to help shore up our leaky defence during a difficult period. It was great to have the legend back, but he was clearly no longer the player he once was.
Abou Diaby, 2006
Probably the biggest ‘what might have been’ story in recent Arsenal history. Reckoned by the French under 21s staff to be the most gifted of a gifted generation, his Arsenal career was blighted by injury and eventually fizzled out.
Our most recent January purchase, Gabriel has shown a lot of promise including an outstanding performance against Bournemouth this week.
Andrey Arshavin, 2009
A gifted little Russian with, perhaps, too much of a fondness for doughnuts. But his four goals in one game away at Anfield will live long in the memory.
Nacho Monreal, 2013
The jury was out for quite a while on our Spanish left back, but in the last season and a half he has established himself as first choice in his position and one of the most consistent left backs in the Premier League.
Emmanuel Adebayor, 2006
Not my favourite player but for a couple of seasons he led the line pretty well for us, despite having a sixth sense that enabled him to always find himself offside in any phase of play.
Joe Antonio Reyes, 2004
A super talented winger, but always seemed homesick and is mostly remembered now for having the you-know-what kicked out of him by the Neville brothers at Old Trafford.
Theo Walcott, 2006
Theo arrived as a young man from Southampton and is now one of our longest serving players.
Thierry Henry, 2012
One of the greatest players ever to pull on the famous red shirt and white sleeves, Henry returned on loan from New York Red Bulls in 2012 and scored two memorable goals before heading back to the Big apple.
So, who was our best January signing…?