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Mikel Arteta speaks out on Arsenal’s January transfer window plans

The January transfer window has opened and Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has admitted that they will not be doing much business in this month.



( Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta / Photo via Getty )

Arsenal has always been a club that doesn’t like doing transfer business in the January transfer window but it could be different this time as a few incomings could help them improve their side as they try to build a team for Mikel Arteta so that he makes a challenge for the UEFA Europa League. The gunners haven’t been linked with many players yet but the Arsenal boss has however spoken out about their January transfer plans.

Most reports claim that Arsenal will be looking to buy a central defender since they’ve obviously been one of the worst sides in the league when it comes to defending and the chances of a CB coming in have intensified after Calum Chambers picked up an injury in the 2-1 loss against Chelsea a few days back.

It’s been confirmed that Calum Chambers will be out for up-to nine months and Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has admitted how this could influence their plans in this January transfer window.

“We’re going to try to be in the market to see options that can strengthen the team. That’s for sure and that’s our obligation, and we’re going to be working on that. My obligation is to give my opinion on the things we can improve.” Mikel told Arsenal’s official website.

“Obviously we have some bad injuries, like Calum a few days ago. That’s obviously going to change our plans at the back, but the reality at the moment is that we’re not going to be able to do much”

Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium ever since he clashed with the fans but Mikel Arteta recently confirmed that the midfielder would be staying at the club despite immense interest from Hertha Berlin. Lucas Torreira looks to have settled ever since Unai Emery left the club so it’s highly unlikely that the North Londoners will be searching for a central midfielder in this transfer window.

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