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Mikel Arteta lifts the lid on Arsenal’s transfer plans this winter

Mikel Arteta at Arsenal
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The Gunners boss has revealed where the club stands on making signings in January after admitting his team is ‘really short’.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has said the club is ready to make transfers in January if the right chance comes up.

Despite already spending over £200 million on new players in the summer, Arsenal seek more additions. Like most Premier League squads, the Gunners have suffered injury setbacks. This has left Arteta short of cover, especially in the defense.

“If there is something that we can [do to] improve the squad and that needs appear, and we cannot fulfill it with players here, we are always going to be open to doing that because we want to be stronger,” the Spaniard said on bring in new signings in January.

Going into Thursday’s match against West Ham, Arsenal are missing five players. Jurrien Timber, Thomas Partey, Fabio Vieira, and Takehiro Tomiyasu are out with injuries. Kai Havertz, on the other hand, will miss the London derby because of a suspension.

“We are really short,” Arteta admitted.

“We have positions that we have been very exposed to for the last six weeks and hopefully we are going to get players back.

“In what condition and when? That’s a question mark as well because we have some long-term injuries still for certain players that give us a lot of versatility and that’s an issue.”