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Arteta drops January transfer hint

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has confirmed that the club are looking to make transfers, possibly in the January window. The club are light in midfield and could lose Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah in the coming months.

Arteta was asked if the club would look to make a move for the likes of Dusan Vlahovic in the current transfer window.

“I think with the amount of things, and the way that we want to evolve the squad, we have to maximise every window in many different ways and we are alert.

Edu [the sporting director] and his team are working very hard, as we know exactly what we need to do. Whether we can accomplish that in January or the summer is a different question as it is related to other stuff.

“If it is the right player and we can afford it, and we can do what we want to do, we will discuss it and make the best possible decision. We are open.

“Midfield? We are going to move and look for options because we are very short there.

“Wilshire? I think I was very clear with the situation with Jack and the role that he was going to have being around here and we continue the same way.”