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Arsenal: Arteta demands transfer activity after Newcastle stalemate

Mikel Arteta at Arsenal
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The Gunners are trying to hold on to the Premier League’s top spot despite having a number of notable absentees.

Mikel Arteta has insisted Arsenal need to improve their squad in the January transfer window.

The Gunners missed a golden chance to increase their lead over Manchester City as Newcastle held them to a goalless draw on Tuesday.

Without Gabriel Jesus, who’s out with an injury, Arteta decided against making an attacking change throughout the game. In a post-match interview, Arteta was asked if the result could’ve been different with more attacking options in Arsenal’s squad.

“I don’t know, it’s something more for Edu and the board to respond,” Arteta replied.

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“We are really trying to improve the squad in every window. This is no different.

“We will try to do our best because we cannot waste any windows with the squad and the numbers that we have. But we will try.”

Speaking to Sky Sports later, he added: “We had what we had. We have some injuries as well and in attacking areas we don’t have that many options but it is what it is. 

“That’s something we always try to do to improve our team and every window is important.”

Arsenal will face Oxford United in the FA Cup on Monday before playing the north London derby against Tottenham six days later.