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Arteta confirms January intentions

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed that the club intend to be busy in the January transfer window.

Despite spending more money in the summer window than any other Premier League side, the Gunners find themselves short of numbers in  midfield, with Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny.

Meanwhile, despite the fact that it has depleted their options, Ainsley Maitland-Niles has been allowed to join Roma on loan for the rest of the season a decision Arteta justified by saying that the player had asked for the move, and it was felt wrong to deny him the opportunity to play regular first-team football.

Among the names doing the rounds are a loan move for former Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum, Renato Sanches currently with Lille, and Bruno Guimar√£es of Lyon.

Striker is another area in which the club needs reinforcements but it may be the summer before that problem is addressed.

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