Champions League return and possibly the championship in sight: After 90 minutes of information, Arsenal FC is ready to invest in the January transfer window.
Mikel Arteta's side top the Premier League with 11 wins from 13 games and have far exceeded expectations so far.
The Gunners are currently in talks with football director Edu Gaspar over an extension and also see Arteta, who extended his contract through the 2024/25 season earlier this year, as an important part of the long-term plan.
The Londoners hope to make a mark with investments in January and prove to Arteta that they want to continue to develop the team. At the same time, it could help ward off other clubs' interest in the Spaniard.
Arteta is already being talked about as a potential successor to Xavi should his project fail at FC Barcelona. Arsenal know such rumors are unavoidable given their recent successes.
Arsenal are looking for attacking players in Europe and 90min have learned the Gunners were one of many Premier League clubs attending the weekend's Ajax game against PSV Eindhoven. Reportedly, Cody Gakpo was one of the players watching them.
However, there are a number of alternatives being considered - one of which is Mykhailo Mudryk, who has been closely watched over the past few months. The Shakthar Donetsk star has emerged as one of Europe's most desirable wingers but Arsenal could have the advantage in finding him as they are ready to strike a deal as early as January.
Mudryk's national team-mate Oleksandr Zinchenko has given his Arsenal bosses an excellent testimonial about the 21-year-old.
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This article was originally published on 90min.com as Two positions in sight: Arsenal FC ready to invest in January.