Mikel Arteta hopeful of making two signings in January to kick-start Arsenal revival

first_imgMikel Arteta wants to add to his squad in January (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta admits he’s keen on making ‘one or two’ signings to bolster his squad in January.The Spaniard signed a three and a half year deal with the Gunners shortly before Christmas and was assured that there would be money to spend in the January transfer window.Unai Emery signed the likes of Nicolas Pepe, David Luiz and Kieran Tierney last summer but those arrivals were offset by the departures of Aaron Ramsey, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi.Arteta drew his first game in charge away at Bournemouth on Boxing Day but he will manage at the Emirates for the first time this afternoon against Chelsea.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Granit Xhaka could be sold next month (Picture: Getty)And, speaking ahead of that game, the Spaniard admits he’s hopeful of up to two signings next month.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We need players back from injuries, first of all, to be more solid, more compact,’ Arteta told SkySports.‘And then we might need to do one or two things if the right players become available, to help us.‘But at the moment I am more concerned with getting the maximum out of the players available to us.’Granit Xhaka has been heavily linked with an exit from the club and reports in Germany claim he’s agreed a deal to join Hertha Berlin.Arteta praised the Switzerland midfielder last week but he will seek a replacement for the former Borussia Monchengladbach man should he decide to leave.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHector Bellerin and Gabriele Maetinelli are hopeful of playing some part against the Blues after the pair resumed full training over the Christmas period.Calum Chambers could come back into the side after missing the draw against the Cherries through suspension.MORE: Sir Alex Ferguson dumbfounded by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to substitute Anthony Martial in Burnley win Mikel Arteta hopeful of making two signings in January to kick-start Arsenal revival Metro Sport ReporterSunday 29 Dec 2019 9:02 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.2kShares Comment Advertisementlast_img

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