Although Mikel Arteta insists that the club are willing to dip into the transfer market in January, concerns over FFP (Financial Fair Play) means that the amount that they have to spend may be limited.
The club spent more than ₤200 million on new players in the summer, with Declan Rice the most expensive arrival. FFP constraints meant that goalkeeper David Raya could only be signed on loan from Brentford, although they have already committed to make the move permanent.
And it may be that the club looks to the loan market again to fill gaps in the squad, with defence and midfield regarded as priority areas.
Whilst there has been speculation linking the club to sign another Brentford player, Ivan Toney, it seems that any move for a new striker may have to be deferred until the summer, when more funds will be available.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.