Arsenal ready to back Mikel Arteta in the January transfer window

The Arsenal ownership are ready to back Mikel Arteta with funds to sign a £50 million-plus player in January to reinforce the squad.

According to Football Insider, Mikel Arteta could potentially sign a player for £50 million plus if needed as the Arsenal boss receives the backing of the club ownership. The Gunners are keen to bolster their squad ahead of January as they are in an excellent position to challenge for the title.

Arsenal made four top signings in the summer transfer window, with Kai Havertz, Jurrien Timber, Declan Rice and David Raya all arriving to improve their squad. The deal for the latter made some fans wonder about the club’s financials, as the keeper came on a loan with an obligation to buy clause.

Hence, there were doubts whether Arsenal can afford to make big deals in January. Under Mikel Arteta, the Gunners have not made foundational signings in the winter window, as they spent wisely on three players last January.

This time, the situation is a bit different, as the Gunners could look for a good signing that would significantly affect their side. For months now, many have suggested Arteta sign a striker like Ivan Toney, but in truth, the Gunners may not need a centre-forward and might focus on bringing in another winger.

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The situation with Thomas Partey may have changed their plans, as Arteta and Edu Gaspar might focus on bringing in another midfielder. With the Ghanaian yet to feature consistently this season, it does make their midfield look thin, and they are one injury to Rice or Jorginho away from a disaster.

Owing to the financial commitment needed to fulfil a top-draw midfield signing, some reports dismissed Arsenal’s chances of signing their top targets like Douglas Luiz or Martin Zubimendi. However, things might have changed in the background, with the Arsenal owners now reportedly willing to back their manager over a big signing.

Some reports also pointed towards Arsenal being willing to offer Emile Smith Rowe in a deal for Luiz. But now, the ownership are ready to back Arteta for one £50 million-plus signing. As things stand, the Gunners boss might prioritise a central midfielder over other positions.

They also have sights on some young, up-and-coming stars. But if Arteta has funds for a big signing, he will rely on the owners’ backing to make that deal happen. Hence, one can expect the Gunners to make a big splash for one midfielder that could transform their season and help them challenge for honours in the second half.

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