Arteta urges Arsenal’s board to get him January signings ‘as QUICK as possible’ following striker Gabriel Jesus’ injury.
In anticipation of a competitive Premier League title competition, Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, plans to make acquisitions “as quickly as possible” during the month of January.
The Gunners have had a strong start to the season and are presently five points clear at the top of the table, but as the campaign has gone on, questions have been raised about the depth of their squad, particularly when Gabriel Jesus sustained a knee injury at the World Cup.
Mykhalo Mudryk of Shakhtar Donetsk has been heavily connected to the arsenal, but if they want to keep competing for titles, they may need to sign a number of players.
Arteta has been keen to stress the importance of strengthening his squad as soon as possible.
Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s Boxing Day clash with West Ham, he said: ‘We knew the importance of getting players early in the summer and that is the same we want to do in January.
‘We can get a striker I can guarantee you that. But what we can not afford to do is get a player here that is not for us.
‘We don’t need a body, we need players that make the team better. I think personalities that have the mentality that we want to win.
‘We are very aligned with the players we are looking for. Whether they are possible or affordable, the timing of it, depends on so many things that are out of my control. The theory says that it is a very tricky window.’