Mikel Arteta claims Arsenal ‘cannot waste’ January transfer window
Mikel Arteta insists Arsenal ‘cannot waste’ January transfer window.
Arsenal has been urged by Mikel Arteta to not ‘waste’ the chance to bolster their team during the January transfer window.
The Gunners now lead the Premier League standings, eight points ahead of Manchester City with one game remaining. They have a strong opportunity to win the league for the first time in nearly 20 years this season.
In light of this, the Gunners are reportedly eager to make a January signing. According to reports, Arsenal has made a second offer of €70 million to Shakhtar Donetsk for Ukrainian winger Mykhaylo Mudryk.
Speaking to Football.London after their 0-0 draw with Newcastle United on Tuesday evening, Arteta insisted that the club are trying to improve the squad this winter:
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“We are really trying to improve the squad in every window. We’re trying to do our best because we cannot waste any windows still with the squad and the numbers that we have. We will try.”
During his post-match interview with Sky Sports, Arteta also discussed the draw with Newcastle and the ‘scandalous’ refereeing which saw the Gunners not be awarded two penalties:
“We missed in the final third. We had so many situations to finish better, and then we had two scandalous penalties. They are two penalties, it’s very simple. I’m talking about what I’ve seen, now, and it’s two scandalous penalties.”