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PREMIER LEAGUE: Arteta is disappointed that Arsenal lost the race to acquire Joao Felix to Chelsea.

Mikel Arteta admits Arsenal may struggle to cope if they do not sign an attacker during the January transfer window.
At one point, the Gunners were thought to be leading the chase for Felix, who was looking for a way out of Atletico Madrid on an initial loan deal, but the attacker is now set to join Chelsea until the end of the season.
Arteta has refused to be drawn into a debate over specific names, but he admits that he must work hard to improve those he already has while also making the necessary additions where possible.

Arteta on his team’s lack of attacking depth
When asked about Chelsea beating Atletico Madrid to sign Felix, Arteta told ITV on Monday evening: ‘My job is to make those players as good as I can.

‘I will try to do that, and if we have any reinforcements, that would be fantastic.’

The Arsenal manager went on to say of efforts to bring in attacking additions, particularly because Eddie Nketiah is the only available senior striker in the absence of Brazil international Gabriel Jesus due to injury:

“The problem is we have only one and to go for that many months until Gabby is back is not easy. But we need to get the most out of the players we have right now, and if we do, we’ll be in good shape.

What comes next for Arsenal?
Arsenal beat Oxford 3-0 in the FA Cup third round thanks to a brace from Eddie Nketiah, who now has five goals in his last five appearances, but it is clear that more depth is needed.
Arteta is counting on offensive reinforcements to help him win the Premier League for the first time since 2004.



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