Arsenal transfer news – Mikel Arteta and Edu are expected to target a handful of players in January to help bolster squad depth.
Arsenal has been tipped to make a jaw-dropping double transfer swoop in January, which might help them win the Premier League title.
The Gunners fought to the bitter end against Manchester City to be named champions last season, but they were eventually undone by Pep Guardiola’s winning machine, with his club clinching the triple after their third consecutive league victory.
Mikel Arteta and Edu bolstered their squad throughout the summer by bringing in Declan Rice, Kai Havertz, Jurrien Timber, and David Raya.
The significance of those signings has since been reflected in Arsenal’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season, with the club sitting second in the table, just behind north London rivals Tottenham in terms of goals scored.
The Gunners went into the international break with the perfect result, thanks to Gabriel Martinelli’s deflected shot against Manchester City.
Arsenal were without Bukayo Saka, who had been injured earlier in the week in the Champions League, but Arteta was able to welcome back Martinelli, who had been out for a month.
Arsenal will need Saka to be fully fit for the London derby against Chelsea on Saturday, October 21. Meanwhile, keeping players like William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, and Rice fit will be critical, especially after the trio destroyed Erling Haaland at Emirates Stadium last weekend.
While injuries may have an influence on title hopes, bolstering in key areas during the winter window can mitigate the impact, with former Arsenal man Kevin Campbell naming Edu and Arteta as two names they must sign if they want to win the title, despite ties to Napoli star Victor Osimhen.
“You can get Ivan Toney and [Pedro] Neto for almost the same money you’re going to spend on Osimhen,” Campbell stated on Curtis Shaw TV, according to HITC.
“Osimhen. He is a great player. Top-class. He has never appeared in the English Premier League. Will he automatically be promoted to the Premier League? We have no idea.
Toney and Neto are two players we know can come in and hit the ground running. 60 million pounds. You spend the entire day with Toney. £80 million in total. If someone tells you to pay that and you win the title, you do that, don’t you?!
“You also get Neto.” You have resolved the Saka dilemma. And Martinelli, because Neto can also play on that side. But Toney is crucial. He provides that big and muscular striker who may cause problems for Manchester City. We’ve seen him cause problems in Liverpool.”
Toney of Brentford will not be able to play until mid-January as he serves a lengthy ban for betting violations, but he has been linked with moves to Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, and Liverpool. Meanwhile, Neto has had a career turnaround this season and is viewed as the ideal back-up option for Saka as his injury fears rise.