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Fabrizio Romano reveals key positions Arsenal will strengthen with signings this month

Fabrizio Romano has provided updates from the Emirates Stadium about possible transfers this January In an update coming from the Emirates Stadium, Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Arsenal are contemplating the signing of a full-back during the winter transfer window.
The move comes as Mikel Arteta seeks to strengthen his squad and propel the Gunners toward their first Premier League title since 2004.

Despite a substantial outlay during the 2023 summer transfer window, Arsenal are reportedly considering investing in the full-back positions, given the challenges posed by international tournaments and injuries. The club’s recent struggles, including a solitary victory in the last seven games, have underscored the need for reinforcements, particularly in defense.
Currently, Arteta faces a shortage of options at both right-back and left-back, with concerns heightened by the unavailability of key players. The right-back position has become a cause for worry, with Ben White being the only recognised first-team option and uncertainties surrounding the return dates of Takehiro Tomiyasu and Jurrien Timber.

On the left flank, Oleksandr Zinchenko remains the only designated left-back following Kieran Tierney’s loan departure to Real Sociedad. Consequently, Arsenal are actively exploring the transfer market to address these deficiencies before the winter window closes on February 1, 2024.
Romano has also indicated that Arsenal are close to securing the future of Takehiro Tomiyasu, who is expected to sign a contract extension. The potential extension aims to keep the versatile defender at the club beyond the summer of 2025.
However, Romano emphasised that any potential full-back signings would be contingent on assessing the club’s outgoings, suggesting that Arsenal might not engage in significant spending in this position.

He stated in an interview with GIVEMESPORT, “They’re looking at possibilities in that position. So, Arsenal are looking at full-backs, and names are being considered. Some are too expensive, so I don’t think Arsenal would splash much money there. Maybe they’re looking for an opportunity in that position. That’s the idea at the moment. It will also be important to see what happens with the outgoings.”
Despite Arsenal’s financial constraints after a significant summer spending spree exceeding £200 million, the club has been linked with potential targets such as Jeremie Frimpong from Bayer Leverkusen, Miguel Gutierrez from Girona, and Jorrel Hato from Ajax.

The Gunners are keen to position themselves for a strong Premier League title challenge and will resume league action on January 20, hosting Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium. They will later travel to Nottingham Forest on January 30, aiming to regain momentum in the top flight.

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