Mikel Arteta confirms Arsenal working on a ‘few’ transfer deals this month

first_img Coral BarryTuesday 7 Jan 2020 7:51 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Mikel Arteta confirms Arsenal working on a ‘few’ transfer deals this month Advertisement Comment Arteta is keen on making signings this month (Picture: Reuters)Mikel Arteta has hinted Arsenal could make more than one signing in the January transfer following their FA Cup win over Leeds United on Monday night.Arsenal have been linked with a host of names, including Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng, Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot and Atletico Madrid forward Thomas Lemar.Arteta reportedly has limited funds available this month, but the Arsenal boss did nothing to dampen expectations there could be a ‘few’ arrivals before the window shuts.Asked about Arsenal’s interest in Boateng, Arteta replied: ‘We don’t talk about any transfers and we are working on a few things.ADVERTISEMENT Arteta post-Leeds win: We are not good enough to relaxTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:08FullscreenArteta post-Leeds win: We are not good enough to relaxhttps://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-post-leeds-win-not-good-relax-2082860/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘When the club has something to say, I will let you know.’AdvertisementAdvertisementArteta has reportedly asked for two new centre-backs and a midfielder in January, with defending a key concern at the Emirates.Arsenal’s need for reinforcements was laid bare in the first-half performance against Championship side Leeds.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArteta managed to inspire a much-improved second-half display, but it was 20-year-old Reiss Nelson who stepped up to score the winner.Leeds dominated a near full-strength Arsenal side for the first 45 minutes and Arteta delivered a rousing half-time team talk to his players.‘Now I’m really pleased, but I think we have seen two different teams, one in the first 30 minutes and another one after the first 30 minutes of the first half,’ Arteta told the BBC. Advertisement Boateng is a target for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘I tried to give them advice, to tell them exactly what they were going to face. After 32 minutes we started to do it, against this team it is impossible, they make you look like a small team.‘We changed our attitude and our desire, and we changed a few things at half time in our organisation, we were completely different.‘I think sometimes they have to experience themselves on the pitch how tough, how hard it is going to be.‘I watch a lot of games of Leeds and they battle every team every three days, and that’s the expectation.’MORE: Mikel Arteta told Arsenal players to ‘run like a wolf’ in half-time team talk against LeedsMORE: Mikel Arteta says Arsenal players ignored his advice in poor first-half showing against Leedslast_img