The FIFA World Cup has just finished, and Arsenal fans are already looking forward to the return of their team with the Premier League restart. Whilst Arsenal are currently leading the race for the title, five points above Manchester City. They will be looking to not only maintain the lead but use the January transfer window to strengthen their squad.
According to Arsenal FC Manager Mikel Arteta, the club plans to be active in the transfer market this winter. We look at the three different areas of the pitch Arsenal FC will look to strengthen in the upcoming transfer window.
Despite the strong performances of Granit Xhaka and the availability of Thomas Partey, adding more depth in midfield could help Arsenal maintain their title challenge against Manchester City. Potential targets could include Danilo from Palmeiras or Leicester City player Youri Tielemans.
Arsenal has been linked to signing the Belgium international, especially since his contract with The Foxes expires in the summer. Edu and Mikel Arteta are known admirers of Tielemans and may try to get him within the first week of the window.
Wide Attacking Positions
Reiss Nelson’s recent resurgence at the Emirates has provided some relief for Arteta, who has relied heavily on Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka in these positions. However, Arsenal may still be interested in signing a player like Mykhaylo Mudryk of Shakhtar Donetsk, who can play on either wing and has high potential. Arsenal fans will understand the importance of both Martinelli and Saka in the team but will want the team to strengthen. Arsenal has always had great support at their home stadium of the Emirates, where tickets are in high demand on both the official website and Seat Compare. For more information and and Arsenal FC Tickets, click here.
Whilst Gabriel Jesus’ injury suffered in the World Cup for Brazil is not expected to keep him out of the team for several months, the team will miss his presence.
While Arsenal may not want to spend big on a forward, they could consider signing an emergency option or a versatile player who can play centrally or out wide, such as Cody Gakpo, Joao Felix, or Jonathan David. Eddie Nketiah, who has struggled this season but has shown that he can lead the front line when surrounded by talented teammates, could also be a viable option as a deputy for Gabriel Jesus.
Are there any players on the list that would be standout signings or others that have the potential to join The Gunners in this window? Have we missed the area on the field they need to strengthen?