Mikel Arteta discloses which position Arsenal still want to strengthen
Mikel Arteta reveals which position Arsenal still want to strengthen.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has revealed he would ‘ideally’ like to add more cover in midfield before the end of the January transfer window.
The Gunners have been active in the transfer market this winter, bringing in Leandro Trossard from Brighton in a £27 million move to improve attacking numbers, as well as versatile Jakub Kiwior. The 22-year-old Pole is primarily a defender, but he has also been known to play in midfield.
Arteta made it clear ahead of the FA Cup match against Manchester City on Friday that he sees Kiwior primarily as a defender, boosting an otherwise sparse area of the squad.
“He gives us more cover,” Arteta explained, via Arsenal.com.
“We’ve been with three central defenders for the first part of the season which is very short, and we’ve been lucky with injuries. We needed to recruit in that position and we’ve done it – Jakub plays different roles and is a versatile player, and he’s going to strengthen the team.
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“If anything else is available that can make us better, we’ll look at it.
“We need some more cover in midfield ideally if we can, but in this market it is pretty complicated to do that. As I always say, the most important thing is that we get the performances and the time on the pitch that we need with the players that we have available today that are already really good.”
According to reports earlier this week, Arsenal are among the clubs to have been offered United States international midfielder Weston McKennie by Juventus.
The Gunners, Leeds, Newcastle, and Aston Villa have all expressed an initial interest in the American player.
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