Arteta promised backing in January “calculations are being made”

Arsenal fans are used to being extremely disappointed during January transfer windows, but it looks like this year could be different for a change. Mikel Arteta has already said that the transfer plans have all been made and it is now up to Edu to take those plans to fruition when the window opens.

And now we have even more reason to expect some movement, as Phil McNulty in the BBC has now also revealed that Arteta that has promised spending money in January.

The report says:

Manager Mikel Arteta has been promised support by technical director Edu; financial calculations are being made. As Arsenal look at their budget and consider their options, will January be the time they finally manage to get the expensive Mesut Ozil off their wage bill?

Arsenal may have now had a couple of wins to give Arteta a bit of relief from the building pressure on him, but with his big summer signing Thomas Partey only managing two full games since his arrival, and with the lack of any experienced playmaker, it is obvious that the Gunners need more bodies in the midfield areas.

But, just as importantly, Arteta doesn’t just need to get Ozil off the wage bill, we need at least two more departures just so we can register any new arrival….

let’s hope for a great January, in more ways than one!

7 Comments

  1. RFrancis says:

    I am not hopeful for a great January. This club has a very long history of leaving transfers until the very last day – even last hour. “Calculations are being made,” in my view, is just not good enough for a big club floundering at 14/15 position.
    It is very likely that the transfer business throughout Europe will be stifled by the pandemic and especially the travel ban.
    We will not have the benefit of time. It would therefore be better to pursue UK- based targets with deep knowledge of the league. Besides, new targets will need time to settle and integrate successfully into the team.

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      that makes sense with the travel ban and pandemic

      January usually is not a time for big signings….

      most top players would not want to move to a different country in January….

      domestic signings more likely

      1. MOHAMMED yahaya says:

        Normally January is for patch work

    2. Umar hamza says:

      Exactly there are many good player in epl we should just focused on them an ozil should be back

  2. Trudeau says:

    Unless something amazing presents itself (and that doesn’t include a big name on a big salary looking to fund their retirement) then I’d be happy with shifting the fringe players out and running with the youth. Keep the powder dry until summer.

    The main flaw in this plan is that if Mustafi/Kolasinac/Socrates are shifted out and no one comes in than the whole Ozil thing kicks off again. Which is a distraction we don’t need right now, regardless of which side of the debate you are on.

    1. John Hamilton says:

      Pay Ozil off,
      He shouldn’t be around the Club
      Maybe then his senior supporters in the side will start doing their bit

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