Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is expected to receive financial support during the January transfer window..
The 40-year-old has presided over an outstanding start to the season for the Gunners, who sit atop the Premier League table with 34 points from their first 13 games.
Arsenal maintained their two-point lead over Manchester City with a 1-0 win over Chelsea at the weekend, and a win over Wolverhampton Wanderers would see them enter the World Cup at the top of the table..
Arsenal spent big over the summer to bring in players like Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fabio Vieira, Matt Turner, and Marquinhos, with the latter two becoming first-team regulars..
Arsenal were extremely quiet in the most recent January window in preparation for their busy summer activity, only bringing in Auston Trusty from the Colorado Rapids.
However, 90Min claims that Arsenal are planning to bolster their squad over the winter months in order to maintain their charge for the Premier League title.
According to the report, Arsenal is looking to strengthen their midfield after failing to sign Youri Tielemans from Leicester City over the summer..
The Gunners’ current midfield options are Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny, and Albert Sambi Lokonga, but the long-term futures of the latter two are unknown.
In addition to a new lynchpin, the North London club is said to be looking for a new striker and winger, with Marquinhos potentially being loaned out.
Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli have been regular starters out wide for Arsenal this season, with Emile Smith Rowe expected to be out until after the World Cup due to groin surgery..
As a result, if Marquinhos is allowed to leave on loan, Reiss Nelson would be Saka’s only backup on the right side, though Jesus is also capable of playing out wide.
After joining Arsenal from Manchester City, the Brazilian international quickly established himself as the club’s number nine, limiting Eddie Nketiah to Europa League appearances.
PSV Eindhoven’s Cody Gakpo and Shakhtar Donetsk’s Mykhaylo Mudryk are thought to be two of Arsenal’s attacking targets, with Zinchenko reportedly singing the latter’s praises to Gunners officials.
Furthermore, Arsenal scouts were reportedly present to watch Gakpo in action in PSV’s Eredivisie match against Ajax at the weekend, and he has already faced the Gunners twice in the Europa League..
Arteta’s team is currently preparing for a third-round EFL Cup clash with Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday, followed by a trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday in their final Premier League game before the World Cup..
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