Arsenal board set to make £50m available for Arteta to spend in January

By on October 26, 2022

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Arsenal will make £50m available for Mikel Arteta to spend and add more firepower to his squad in the January transfer window, as per The Sun.

The Gunners made five major acquisitions and invested around £130m during the summer window. However, it appeared they missed out on bolstering the engine room and flank, given the north London club were linked with several wide attackers and midfielders throughout the summer.

Fabrizio Romano recently said that Mikel Arteta’s side were indeed keen on strengthening in the middle of the park and the flanks during the last transfer window and having failed to do that, they are now looking to address those issues in January.

According to the report by The Sun, the Arsenal boss wants to make at least two acquisitions in the winter window in order to maintain their impressive form in the second half of this season and the Spanish boss will be handed a £50m budget to purchase his targets.

Arsenal to spend £50m in January

The report also says that easing the workload of Granit Xhaka and Bukayo Saka is the main goal for Arsenal and they could go for Palmeiras youngster Danilo to add more depth in midfield after their primary target Douglas Luiz recently committed his long-term future to Aston Villa, while Mykhaylo Mudryk and Yeremy Pino could be the potential targets out wide.

The report further claims that Palmeiras could be open to cashing in on Danilo in January and the Gunners might offer around £26m for the South American talent, while Pino and Mudryk could cost around £25m.

However, Fabrizio Romano previously stated that Shakhtar Donetsk would want a fee of around £56m to sell Mudryk in January and Villarreal slapped a £43m price tag on Pino last summer. So, the Sun’s mentioned potential fee for the two wingers might not be realistic and the Gunners might have to spend more if they were to go for one of them in the upcoming window.

Arsenal lack options in their midfield and the wings, therefore, adding more options to those two departments would be the right decision by the club’s hierarchy.

However, it will be interesting to see whether Arsenal can manage to land their targets in the January transfer window if Arteta were to be handed just £50m to spend.

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