Mikel Arteta admits Arsenal may not use January Transfer Window to sign anyone amid tense title race

 

Mikel Arteta admitted it was a “possibility” Arsenal may not add to their squad in the January Transfer Window, ahead of facing title rivals Liverpool in the FA Cup on Sunday.

The Gunners manager previously stated he “needs players” to aid the club’s title charge, with a number of injuries in key positions and Oleksandr Zinchenko their only out-and-out left-back.

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Arteta confirmed big-money summer signing Jurrien Timber remains sidelined for the foreseeable future, while Thomas Partey’s thigh injury is serious enough to rule him out of the Africa Cup of Nations, which starts next week.

Despite that, when asked by Sky Sports whether there was a chance the club could end January without any further incomings, Arteta said: “That’s a possibility.”

He added: “Unfortunately, Jurrien has a very long-term injury. He’s doing really well but is still far from training with the team.

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