Reputable journalist David Ornstein has added what he is hearing regarding any deals that the Gunners are hoping to complete this month as the January transfer window nears its deadline.
The Gunners have struggled terribly to compete for a place in the top four of the Premier League this season and that poor start to the campaign is what saw the club decide to get rid of Unai Emery back in November.
Following the arrival of Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s results on the pitch have certainly gotten better but there is still room for improvement and that is why new additions may be needed in the January transfer window.
Arsenal have already been linked with a move to sign Layvin Kurzawa and it now appears as though the potential arrival of the defender could be followed by more deals.
According to David Ornstein, the club is actually working on more new signings this month even though those recruits might not be expensive acquisitions.
“Arsenal hope to do more incoming business in January and are working on three to four deals but do not plan on significant expenditure. They will instead look to utilise the loan market and free transfers, or (as in the case of Kurzawa) sign players with small fees.” the ex-BBC journalist reported via TheAthletic
Ornstein went on to elaborate that Arsenal were eyeing deals for a centre-back and a midfielder as well.
“As well as full-back, they are expected turn their focus on central defence and central midfield. The decision to retain Eddie Nketiah rather than send him out on loan is likely to be deemed sufficient to strengthen the attack.”