Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed that the club is working to bring on new signings in the January transfer window, this is according to reports.
The Gunners suffered their second consecutive defeats after they were knocked out of the Carabao Cup last night by perennial rivals Tottenham Hotspurs.
The biggest weakness for the Gunners is their defence. They currently have some of their centre-backs on the sideline, leading to Xhaka playing in the role.
Arsenal are fifth place and three points behind Chelsea on the table but Emery knows that he may need quality reinforcements to be able to compete with the other clubs.
The North London club have been linked to a plethora of players including Adrien Rabiot, who is target for Liverpool. Hoffenheim midfielder Florian Grillitsch as well as Roma starlet Cengiz Under are all firmly on the transfer radar of Arsenal.
Emery was quizzed about potential arrival at the club ahead of the North London derby and he said:
“The club is working because if we have one good option to come around and help us, we can do it.
“The club has this possibility to help us in the transfer window with some players, but I am very happy with the players.
“Already, we have some problems at centre back when we’re playing with three centre backs, but Sokratis is coming back [against Tottenham]. Koscielny is also coming back, Mustafi is coming back in the next week.
“I can sometimes play with Xhaka or Nacho Monreal, and also Mavropanos is starting to do training on the pitch and running. Maybe in one month he can help us, but also in this transfer window if we have one good opportunity to help us and sign [someone], we are working for that.”