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Arsenal FC Working On Midfielder Signing Before January Window Shuts, Mikel Arteta Confirms

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arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants to add a midfielder to his squad before the January transfer window closes next week.

‘Concerns’ surrounding midfielder’s fitness Mohammad Elnenyhas been sidelined since mid-month with a knee injury.

Arteta has yet to confirm when Elneny will be available for return as he is still being assessed, but he will miss Friday’s game FA Cup fourth round draw manchester city.

Arteta admitted he wanted to add another midfielder before the transfer window closed on Tuesday night.

“Well, we better need more cover in midfield if we can,” he said. “In this market, it’s quite complicated to do that.

“The most important thing is that we are getting the performances and minutes we need and the players we have available today have been fantastic.

“If there’s anything else available that can make us better, we’ll look at it.

“I don’t think he (Elneny) will [available for Friday]. He has some issues with his knee that we are currently evaluating and we will have to see how he develops over the next few days.

“There are concerns, not least (because) Mo is a player who never complains about anything. But let’s see.”

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