Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta admits he’s keen on making ‘one or two’ signings to bolster his squad in January.
The Spaniard signed a three and a half year deal with the Gunners shortly before Christmas and was assured that there would be money to spend in the January transfer window.
Arteta drew his first game in charge away at Bournemouth on Boxing Day but he will manage at the Emirates for the first time this afternoon against Chelsea.
And, speaking ahead of that game, the Spaniard admits he’s hopeful of up to two signings next month.
‘We need players back from injuries, first of all, to be more solid, more compact,’ Arteta told SkySports.
‘And then we might need to do one or two things if the right players become available, to help us.
‘But at the moment I am more concerned with getting the maximum out of the players available to us.’
Granit Xhaka has been heavily linked with an exit from the club and reports in Germany claim he’s agreed a deal to join Hertha Berlin.
Arteta praised the Switzerland midfielder last week but he will seek a replacement for the former Borussia Monchengladbach man should he decide to leave.
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