Arsenal to back Arteta in January transfer window


Arsenal to back Arteta in January transfer window
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Arsenal v Southampton - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - December 16, 2020 Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta Pool via REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

In Summary

  • Arsenal will back Mikel Arteta in the January transfer market due to fears the club is sliding into a relegation battle.
  • But the underfire boss is fighting to quell emerging disquiet from members of his squad amid the club's dreadful season thus far.
  • After an encouraging draw against Southampton in midweek, the pressure on Arteta intensified on Saturday as his team lost to Everton.

Arsenal will back Mikel Arteta in the January transfer market due to fears the club is sliding into a relegation battle.

But the underfire boss is fighting to quell emerging disquiet from members of his squad amid the club’s dreadful season thus far.

After an encouraging draw against Southampton in midweek, the pressure on Arteta intensified on Saturday as his team lost to Everton.

In the short-term, at least, the Arsenal hierarchy are unequivocally backing the Spaniard despite their alarming slide down the table.

Funds will be made available to Arteta to strengthen the team when the transfer window re-opens, with a creative midfielder a priority for the Gunners.

But there are growing concerns that a number of discontented players within the playing group are posing further problems for the Spaniard that run deeper than the difficulties he is having to cope with on the pitch.

The vast majority of the squad remain fully behind Arteta and believe some of the problems he has faced are inevitable for a team in transition.

But sources claim the more disaffected members of the squad are causing factions within the dressing room.

It poses another problem for Arteta to contend with as he enters the crucial festive period, that could shape the remainder of Arsenal’ season.

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