Arsenal board to give Mikel Arteta £50m to sign two players in January

Arsenal’s hierarchy will back manager Mikel Arteta in the January transfer window by making £50million available to spend on two new players, according to reports. The Gunners have made a superb start to the season and currently sit two points clear of reigning champions Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table. But Arteta still feels his high-flying squad are missing a couple of ingredients in order to sustain their title charge – and is looking to remedy that when the transfer window opens. And owner Stan Kroenke is ready to finance another spending spree despite splashing out £130m in the summer to sign Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fabio Vieira, Matt Turner and Marquinhos.

The Gunners find themselves sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League title two points clear of main rivals Manchester City, despite dropping points to Southampton over the weekend. And, according to The Sun, Stan Kroenke will inject £50million into the squad over January so they can avoid burnout. Arteta has been relying on a core group of 15 starters in Premier League but has also been forced to select a number of those players in the Europa League group games. He is particularly keen to ease the workload on Bukayo Saka and Granit Xhaka, who have featured in all 15 Arsenal games so far this season.

According to The Sun, Arteta wants to add two more players to his side: a dynamic midfielder and a pacy winger. The report continues to state the Gunners could reignite their interest in young Brazilian midfielder Danilo. Arsenal had two Transfer Deadline Day bids rejected for the Palmeiras man – but Arteta is hopeful about landing his man for around £26million. Arsenal are also looking at a potential deal for Villarreal’s young standout Yeremy – who could cost around £25million.

 

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