‘We’ll have to discuss the opportunity’: Mikel Arteta on Arsenal’s January transfer window plan

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has spoken about his January transfer plan. He wants to do some additions to the squad. Arsenal lost to Brighton & Hove Albion in the EFL cup on 9 November. Although, he used a lineup full of youngsters having his main players on the bench. Centre back William Saliba was the only first team member starting.

Striker Eddie Nketiah opened the scoring in the 20th minute for the Gunners but Brighton hit them back hard by scoring thrice to win the game 3-1.

Arsenal had a great start to the season but this loss must have hit them hard. They are currently premiere league leaders with 34 points in 13 games and also qualified for the Knockout stage of the UEFA Europa league.

Arteta hints there could be signings in January

Arteta has hinted that there could be signings made in January. While talking to after the full-time whistle, he said:

“It’s the same squad as when we win. I said from day one that we have a short squad because at the end we left some players. It’s what we have.”

“If everyone’s available and no one is injured we are OK, but the moment there is, we know what it is. It’s nothing new. I think I said it the first day after the transfer window.”

“That’s a window that is open and we’ll have to discuss the opportunities that we have, the capacity that we have for any changes and be on the market for opportunities because we don’t know what’s going to happen the last game before the World Cup.”

Arsenal are looking to add Shakhtar Donetsk’s winger Mykhalo Mudryk after the suggestion from Oleksandr Zinchenko. Reports suggest the “positive talks” between both parties have already taken place.

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