Mikel Arteta gives an update on the possibility of a new striker signing

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has insisted they will be active in the next transfer window if they find players they like, and he believes they will get a striker if they see one.

The Gunners went into the World Cup break as league leaders and will want to continue where they stopped on the return of football today.

However, they have lost Gabriel Jesus to a long-term injury, and he was one of their key men in the first half of the term.

Eddie Nketiah is expected to step up in his absence, and fans are not so confident that he will fill the shoes of the Brazilian.

Arteta has now revealed they will act if they need a new striker. He said via Metro Sport:

‘Can we afford not getting the player that we want? That is my question. We can afford to get a striker for sure if we want one, I don’t know if he plays in League Two, in League Five, in Spain, in Portugal, in Africa.

‘We can get a striker I can guarantee you that. But what we can not afford to do is get a player here that is not for us. This is what we can not afford, that is for sure.

‘We don’t need a body, we need players that make the team better. I think personalities that have the mentality that we want to win.’

Just Arsenal Opinion

Nketiah did well at the end of last season, but this is an important campaign, and we are chasing the league title.

We need players better suited to our game and who can consistently deliver in their roles at the club.

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6 Comments

  1. My interpretation is that we won’t get anyone and he will say there was no one available to improve us.

    This sounds like he is setting us up with early excuses.

    Money talks and since we can get a striker with no mention of financial restrictions there should be no excuse.

  2. “But what we can not afford to do is get a player here that is not for us. This is what we can not afford, that is for sure.

    ‘We don’t need a body, we need players that make the team better. I think personalities that have the mentality that we want to win.”

    I completely trust Arteta to do the right business, we dnt want any deadwood again, it’s so hard disposing them. If there’s no good player in January wait till summer. I just heard we hav submit a bid for mudryk and I heard d bid is good enough

  3. With this comement arsenal may not sign a striker in this transfer window,are you telling me that there’s striker in market please if we want to win this premiersihp this season also we should judg yesterday base on we won west ham are not strong side that wil give arsenal problem but think about teams like newcastle united we still meet strong team like that, we need a good striker that wil help when we meet teams like that please arsenal should sign a good one we should not depend nketia eddie GUNNERS FOR LIFE

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