“Arsenal will be monitoring” – Insider “sure” Gunners have Plan B amid Mudryk claims
Arsenal’s Pete O’Rourke thinks the club is open to adding additional attacking players.
After missing out on Joao Felix, Arsenal are open to more forward arrivals in the January window, according to Pete O’Rourke.
The Gunners are currently leading the Premier League and are clearly looking for an attacker to bolster their squad as they seek their first league title since 2004.
Mykhailo Mudryk had been their top target, but according to recent rumors, he is destined to join Chelsea despite Arsenal’s several bids.
Before the newest Mudryk news, O’Rourke said that if a forward position becomes available, Mikel Arteta might make a move – even if they wind up signing the Ukrainian in the first place.
Asked “I’m sure if the right deal is out there, it’s something that Arsenal will be monitoring – to see whether the attacking support is out there,” he said when asked if he anticipated the Gunners to pursue more forward acquisitions.
“They were unable to sign Joao Felix. Mikel Arteta has stated that Gabriel Jesus will be sidelined for several months as well, so if they sustain any more injuries to their attacking players, Arteta will be on the lookout.”
Depth is required.
With Jesus out, Arsenal may want striking depth across the frontline if they are to challenge for the title and participate in the Europa League, and a flexible attacker may be ideal.
Mudryk was the prime objective, however because of his With the deal to Chelsea nearing completion, Arsenal may need to consider other options.
If they don’t add a forward this window, presuming they don’t sign Mudryk, they could be jeopardizing their title chances, since their attacking depth is currently depleted, as evidenced by Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli both appearing in every single league game to date.
It remains to be seen what kind of deal can be reached in January, but another forward may be the difference-maker in the title battle, and Arsenal may not want to blow such a chance to win the league.