Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal have made a promising start to the 2023/24 season, being undefeated in the Premier League after nine games.
Within the first half of the season, the Gunners have overcome challenges from Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Chelsea, with all signs pointing to another title fight.
While the North Londoners accomplished a lot last season, chiefly by regaining their place in the top four and, eventually, the Champions title, Arsenal were left slightly disappointed by failing to win the title after leading for so long.
Manchester City won the title by five points over Arsenal on the home straight, as Arteta’s lack of squad depth was revealed in the final parts of the season.
The summer transfer window was an opportunity grasped by the Spaniard to bolster his depth, to which he welcomed four new faces to the Emirates in preparation for the busy schedule ahead.
Taking into account injury and the demand of the 2023/24 calendar, sources have pointed to additional reinforcements that could replenish Arsenal’s squad in January, with focus on two areas of the pitch.
Arsenal transfer targets
The midfield and the front line seem to be the two focal points of the Gunners’ January targets, with a range of players speculated to be of interest to the Premier League outfit.
Relating to the strike department, Ivan Toney has been named as a player who is admired by Arsenal, with sources claiming that a move for the Brentford talisman in January could be sanctioned.
Over in the Eredivisie, Europe’s current leading scorer of 2023/24 is said to be of interest to the Gunners, with Feyenoord hitman Santiago Gimenez reported in Spain to be on the wishlist of Atletico Madrid, Spurs, Chelsea and Arsenal, as relayed by The Hard Tackle.
Despite spending a club-record fee of £105m to acquire Declan Rice in the summer, Arteta appears to be eyeing additional quality to compliment the engine room.
One name rumoured is Brazilian star Andre Trindade, who 90min claimed is of interest to Arsenal and Liverpool, and he is said to be valued by Fluminense at around £34m by reports in Brazil.
While the latest target may not be listed as one to be potentially acquired in January and more likely the summer of 2024, the impact he could have on the Gunners would be huge.
Football Transfers has claimed that Arsenal have set their sights on Real Madrid midfielder, Aurelien Tchouameni, who they report was a player that Arteta and Edu contacted Los Blancos about in the summer.
The site speculates that the Premier League side will go back knocking for the Frenchman in 2024, in a move that could change the dynamic of the club’s midfield.