Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta announces that he and technical director Edu are working out transfer plans in January and insisting that things move in the market after the bad start of the season
- The Arsenal hierarchy is compiling its list of January transfer targets
- The Gunners started the season disappointingly – they are in 14th place in the table
- Creative attacking midfielder is likely the order of the day to solve problems in front of goal
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and the club’s technical director Edu are preparing their list of January transfer targets before the window opens next month.
The Gunners have made a disappointing start to their Premier League campaign. They are in 14th place in the table after collecting 13 points in 10 games – their slowest start to the season since 1981.
Arteta brought seven new faces to the club in the summer, but formulated an action plan with Edu before the winter window.
Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta (R) and technical director Edu (L) make transfer plans for January
“We plan to speak to Edu and the club about the things we can do in January,” said Arteta.
“But right now it’s pretty difficult, unpredictable, even in terms of places where we’re very limited right now.
“We’ll see what happens. I think things will move in the market. We’ll be prepared. We have to do something to know the limits of this market in January and the limits that we have to be players commit. “
Artetas Gunners have had a disappointing start to the season – they are 14th in the Premier League
A creative attacking midfielder could be on the agenda with Mesut Ozil frozen off the team
A creative attacking midfielder is likely high on the agenda to improve his on-goal fights. Mesut Ozil, the club’s highest paid player at £ 350,000 a week, has been banned from Arteta’s Premier League and Europa League squads and his days at Arsenal appear to have not played since March.
The goal-shy Gunners have only reached the end of ten Premier League games ten times this season and play a major role in their poor start to the season.
Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has come under fire this season after scoring just four goals in twelve games. However, Arteta said Wednesday that Arsenal’s struggles in front of goal have plagued the club “for years”.
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