Granit Xhaka was the main man pulling the strings in Arsenal's midfield in the North London Derby, despite not scoring. His injury Substitution was the worst part of Arsenal's game against Tottenham. Going forward, Arterta will face a difficult task in determining the best way to switch his formation to avoid the void left by Xhaka, whose injury is expected to keep him out for a long time.
Takehiro Tomiyasu, Arsenal's right back, has so far been one of the best Premier league signings whose instant impact is unqeustionable. Although this is so, Arteta is reportedly considering bringing one of three right backs on top of their game in the Premier League. It may be surprising to hear such reports, but the revelation about Arteta's desire for a new right back is being fueled by the notion that Arteta is not convinced about Tomiyasu's attacking threat, thus he seeks to sign either Brighton's Tariq Lamptey or Norwich's Max Aaron or Leicester's Justin, to sort out his right wing attacking deficiency.
Arterta and Edu's next move will undoubtedly be to bring in a capable striker to lead their front line. Among the Strikers targets, one of the five players listed below could end up leading Arsenal's front line as soon as January: considering Arsenal's penchant for spending.
Although all the focus is on who Arsenal will need to bring in the January transfer window, there is also an issue about where they will be coming to, as Arteta's squad is already packed. Being packed, Arterta and Edu will definitely need to balance their wage lists by sanctioning some sales.
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