Aston Villa had a baptism of fire into life in the second tier.
The Birmingham-based club had never been relegated in the Premier League era until the 2015/16 season saw them drop to the Championship.
The summer appointment of former Champions League winning manager Roberto Di Matteo stirred up some excitement among Villa fans, but he ended up being the wrong profile of manager for that level and catastrophically left Aston Villa just above the relegation zone before being sacked.
Steve Bruce has since come in and steadied the ship, leading Aston Villa to four games unbeaten – two wins and two draws – and now they sit 15th in the league.
Bruce knows, however, that he will need to add some new faces to the squad in January. There is plenty of deadwood that needs shifting and he could use the January window as an opportunity to complete a squad overhaul.
Here are TWO players that he could target from Arsenal in January…