Arteta confirms plans for Arsenal to buy in January

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says they will be active in the January market.

Arteta expanded on his midweek comment that his squad was “short” of numbers.

He said, “I said that from day one after the transfer window that obviously the demands of the competitions we have to be involved In are huge. Some of the players have experience, others not the biggest, but we have competed in a really impressive way with the numbers that we have. Of course, if we can improve the team, we are always looking to do that as a club.”

On if he expects to be busy in January, Arteta also said: “I don’t know, this is so unpredictable this window, especially with the World Cup in the middle. We will have a look, we will try to get the squad stronger and be active, because we don’t know what is going to happen in that World Cup. Touch wood, everybody will be OK.”