Arsenal were on a fine charge until mid-December, when back-to-back defeats against Everton and Manchester City left the Gunners trailing Chelsea in the Premier League title race and sliding into the battle for a top-four spot.
Having finished runners-up last season, although only sealing that spot on the final day, Arsenal fans will be incredibly unsatisfied by their lack of achievements in 2016 and will hope the new calendar year brings improvements.
Whilst the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil have excelled, many other members of the Arsenal squad have been underperforming this season and Arsene Wenger will expect a lot more from then in the second-half of the campaign.
Here, we’ve identified three players who haven’t been at their best this season and need to improve, otherwise their status within the first-team will be up for debate and Wenger could look elsewhere for new recruits.
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