Mikel Arteta reveals Arsenal’s plans for the January transfer window.
Mikel Arteta has declared that the team has to be strengthened and that Arsenal will be active in the January transfer window.
Before the World Cup break, Arteta’s team had an incredible start to the season, winning 12 of their first 14 Premier League games. They are now five points ahead of Manchester City at the top of the standings.
A major injury to Gabriel Jesus at the World Cup, which could keep the Brazilian out of action for three months, has made it difficult for them to hold off Pep Guardiola’s team, who just suffered a shocking 2-1 loss to Brentford in the Premier League.
The Gunners were already keen on strengthening their squad, According to reports talks have been held with Shakhtar Donetsk over winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, and Arteta has confirmed that plans are afoot to bring in fresh faces.
“We are looking and we are active in the possibilities. If we can find the players that will strengthen the team, we will try,” the Spaniard told reporters after Arsenal’s clash with AC Milan in the Dubai Super Cup.
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“There are a few, and a few national teams as well,” Arteta added when asked whether players at the World Cup had caught his eye. “A lot of things they are doing are very interesting and it shows where the game is going, where it is evolving, but as for players – I’ll keep that to myself!”
The Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans is one player that Mp3bullet understands Arsenal is interested in signing in January. There is hope that a deal can be reached to bring the 25-year-old Belgian to the Emirates Stadium sooner rather than later. The Belgian’s contract expires in the summer and he will be free to join anyone.
Despite an improvement in the form before the World Cup, the Foxes are still in danger of being relegated, so they might be hesitant to let Tielemans go unless a replacement has been found.
Danilo, a talented midfielder for Palmeiras, is also a target for Arsenal, but with Jesus’ injury, a forward may be prioritized. Eddie Nketiah is currently the most likely replacement, while Folarin Balogun’s loan stint at Reims may be shortened to give additional coverage.