Arteta excites Arsenal fans with talk about January signings

There is no doubt that Mikel Arteta was very keen on bringing in an attacking midfielder this summer as well as Thomas Partey, and although it is now highly unlikely that we can persuade lyon to let Houseem Aouar go after failing to come to an agrement previously, there are other possible targets being mentioned, like Red Bull Salzburg’s Dominik Szoboszlai and Inter Milan’s unhappy playmaker Christian Eriksen amongst others.

But whichever targets are under consideration, Arteta has definitely hinted that he is looking at possible arrivals, as he told the Evening Standard: “We are planning, talking with Edu and with the club about the things we can do in January,”

“But at the moment it’s pretty difficult, unpredictable as well in terms of places we are very restricted in the moment.

“We’ll see what happens, I think things will move in the market, we will be prepared, we will need to do something knowing the limitations of that market in January and the limitations we have as well to sign players.”

So he sounds reasonably confident, which makes me think that he is fully expecting some of our peripheral players to be departing the Emirates to raise funds for any new arrivals.

Perhaps January could be a busy window for the Gunners for a change?

24 Comments

  1. JohnGunn.er says:

    Whoever it is that we sign I am not optimistic about the Arteta is the ideal coach to get the best out of them. The performance of nearly all players have deteriorated under him.
    ARTETA OUT

    1. vedaste Ndacyayisenga says:

      You are the one to go out not Arteta.

      1. Callum McAlindon says:

        Good advice, vedaste.

      2. John Ibrahim says:

        i concur….

        its time for a change, time for JohnGunn.er to go

    2. Callum McAlindon says:

      Oh please just shut up and jog on.

    3. Rana says:

      I agree. Arteta’s team management is a lot to be expected. Player selection, player positioning, free kick taking, and general tactics to move the ball forward are to name a few areas need vast improvement. With the current squad , Arsenal should be much further up the table.

    4. jon fox says:

      Unthinking nonsense ! Thank God the club is far, far brighter than you and realises what a gem we have in Arteta

    5. Alanball08 says:

      Go to sleep 💤 😴

  2. gunnerforlife says:

    A attacking midfielder is a must along with another DM. The very fact Arteta sounds positive means that something might be moving as regards departures and arrivals in January. There are a number of players who are on the fringes of their contracts and might leave the Club for other destinations in January and this will make the way clear for other players to arrive.

  3. Eban Prince says:

    I can’t imagine the arsenal board, are, still considering keeping Arteta as our feature coach I hate his tactics, he’s too sentimental,in team selections

    1. Highbury Hero says:

      The board is the problem not Mikel.

  4. Goonerboy (some call me Peter) says:

    We really have to bring in attacking good attacking players that can improve us ( As Wenger would say) but consider this statement…..”January and the limitations we have as well to sign players.”

    I hope we are able to overcome this limitations; money and offloading of some fringe players but I feel if we are able to shift some players, the Silent Stan might splash a little cash.
    We have to fight in every game now starting from tomorrow to ensure we are not too far from the top come January…coyg!!!

  5. Grandad says:

    Forget January, and plan for July.Until the decks are cleared we cannot recruit the quality we need.

    1. Goonerboy (some call me Peter) says:

      Grandad,

      Exactly!

      1. towny254 says:

        We have been saying that for a hell of a long time but who will take them off our hands Goonerboy

    2. John Ibrahim says:

      January is usually transfers for South American players or young players (predominately U21)

      established or older players usually in July

  6. Mogunna says:

    We have squad to play for title , at least finish 4th.

    What we need us a real coach, no apprentice or we will finish bellow 10th, establish a new record. We now a club playing cup to get EL.

    1. Highbury Hero says:

      We have a squad to play for title and 4th should be a given.

      What we need is Kroenke to sort out his board of imbeciles and at least they should not interfere with our more than capable manager on his team selection.

  7. Jax says:

    I thought Ainsley looked pretty good in that role on Thursday, but whether he can bring that to the PL is questionable.
    Probably best not trying it out Sunday.

  8. Nicolas Troj says:

    Arsenal should hire a world class manager do get the head out of the water and invest in solid attacking midfielder including a winger like Wilfred Saha

  9. All Gunz Blazin' says:

    After going through what Arteta said, I’m even more confused than I was before I read it.
    What exactly did he just say? @Admin – since you can decipher his gibberish, could you further enlighten your readers what exactly he meant in this article?
    Thanks

  10. LeeMan says:

    Arteta is still learning the trade. This is his first manager gig so I’d expect there to be problems along the way. I’ve made this point before, his time under Guardiola has had a huge impact on his manager style and you can see that in how controlling his tactics are. He’s on a steep learning curve so for now I’d give him to end of the season to try and put his stamp on the club. At the moment, we are a club in transition so our expectations have to reflect that.

    As far as transfers, he’s gonna have to sell in order to buy. Problem is, who’d want to buy and even if they do, they’d drive the price down as low as possible knowing our situation. In the end we’re having to loan out players just to ease the pockets.

  11. Hez says:

    I think Arteta has just realised that its impossible to change attitude instilled in a decade within a few months.
    They can not sustain the intensity because they are lazy physically and mentally, geandpa Wenger made sure of that.
    Keep the presure on and they will rebel and you be the bad guy

  12. CFArsenal#10 says:

    No self respecting player is going to buy into Arteta’s cool aid. Too stiff to manage players and too arrogant for an assistant. The shit he pulled with Gouendouzi/Ozil/ and others is not sitting well with the rest of the squad. He is going to have a lot more meeting to “clear the air” or he need to take a humility pill reset the team include everyone and let the lads find some enjoyment. I would not play the crap he wants even if i make 350 a week. Ask Auba.

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