Arsenal Manager Mikel Arteta said this week he plans to bring new players in during the January transfer window, with British media reporting that Real Madrid’s Norwegian attacking midfielder Martin Odegaard was on the club’s radar.
Arsenal could also prioritise the signing of a left back as cover for Kieran Tierney after the departure of Sead Kolasinac to Schalke 04 on loan.
He added that the club will look to avoid repeating expensive terminations of contracts for players who have been left out of rosters, manager Mikel Arteta has said.
The London club agreed to terminate Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos’ contract on Wednesday, while midfielder Mesut Ozil is finalising a move to Turkish club Fenerbahce.
Both players were omitted from Arsenal’s Premier League and Europa League squads this season.