Confirmed: Mikel Arteta plans to sign players in January transfer window

By | December 3, 2021

Arsenal head-coach Mikel Arteta has confirmed that discussions have been held over plans for the winter transfer window.

The North London giants are enjoying a rich vein of form in the Premier League and failed to leapfrog the Hammers into fourth place after a loss to Manchester United.

The Gunners are supposedly keen to bolster their offensive ranks with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah out of contract next summer, though, and Mikel Arteta has revealed that talks are taking place internally.

Speaking to reporters ahead of Thursday’s meeting with Man United, Arteta said: “We are in discussions. We have talks every week about it, how we can improve the team, and what things can happen in the January transfer window that can affect our squad.

“As you know, we have certain players with a little bit of uncertainty in the summer so we have to plan what’s going to happen now and what’s going to happen in the summer.

“A lot has to be done, we know and we don’t expect big things to be happening, but we need to be very alert in the market to see if we can improve the team.

“We have to be prepared because things can happen and injuries can arise in this period of the season and you have to be prepared and planned.”

Nketiah has supposedly turned down Arsenal’s offer of a new contract, with the North London giants being rumoured with the likes of Dusan Vlahovic and Dejan Kulusevski ahead of the winter window.