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Mikel Arteta sends message to Arsenal board over January transfers after Carabao Cup exit

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Arsenal v Brighton & Hove Albion - Carabao Cup Third Round
Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta desires extra transfers (Photo: Getty)

Mikel Arteta says that Arsenal are very doubtless to make extra signings when the January switch window opens so as to preserve their title bid.

Arsenal are prime of the Premier League desk and look set to keep there going into the World Cup break.

But their lack of squad depth, particularly in comparison to closest rivals Manchester City, does depart one thing to be desired and this shortcoming was uncovered on Wednesday night time.

The Gunners have been knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Brighton after shedding 3-1 on the Emirates, their first residence defeat of the season and solely their third lack of the marketing campaign up to now.

Arteta made 10 adjustments to his aspect from their final sport and whereas he claimed that the end result didn’t replicate the efficiency, it has led some to increase issues that his crew to not have the depth required to preserve a title problem.

There can be many video games to come submit the World Cup, with Arsenal additionally competing within the FA Cup and Europa League and as such Arteta was requested in his post-match press convention whether or not the membership would have to dip again into the switch market.

The supervisor stated: ‘We know the place we’re for the time being. We know as effectively that we’ve sure accidents, and the squad could be very, very quick.

Arsenal v Brighton & Hove Albion - Carabao Cup Third Round
Former Arsenal star Danny Welbeck scored for Brighton (Photo: Getty)

‘We have tried to manage that in the best possible situation. It’s the identical once we win a soccer match so no excuses. It’s the identical squad as once we win.

‘I said from day one that we have a short squad because at the end we left some players. It’s what we’ve.

‘If everyone’s out there and nobody is injured we’re OK, however the second there may be, we all know what it’s. It’s nothing new. I believe I stated it the primary day after the switch window.

‘[January] is a window that is open and we’ll have to talk about the alternatives that we’ve, the capability that we’ve for any adjustments and be available on the market for alternatives as a result of we don’t know what’s going to occur the final sport earlier than the World Cup.

‘So it’s numerous choices which can be open.’

Arsenal already spent £116million over the final summer season, on prime of the £148m they spent final season.

They proceed to be linked to various star gamers together with Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans and Shakhtar winger Mykhailo Mudryk.

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