Mikel Arteta confirms new incoming January signings at Arsenal

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Mikel Arteta, the new Arsenal manager, has confirmed he will be signing “one or two” players to strengthen his squad in January.

Former club captain, who was appointed the new Arsenal boos right before Christmas, admitted that Arsenal are ready to spend during the January transfer window and fans should expect some good signings.

Arteta will be managing his first home game against Chelsea on Sunday and while speaking ahead of the game, the Spaniard talked about his ambitions at the club.

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, who has already fallen out of favour at Arsenal and has been at the centre of controversies recently, has been reported to have agreed to a deal with Hertha Berlin.

Arteta praised Granit Xhaka last week but he will seek a replacement for the midfielder should he decide to leave.

Hector Bellerin and Gabriele Martinelli are hopeful of playing some part against the Blues after the pair resumed full training over the Christmas period. Calum Chambers could come back into the side after missing the draw against the Cherries through suspension.


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