Mikel Arteta admits to Arsenal difficulty after Arsenal lose out to Chelsea in Joao Felix race
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 10
Chelsea are in pole position to land Joao Felix from Atletico Madrid (Shutterstock)

Mikel Arteta admits Arsenal may find it difficult to cope if they fail recruit an attacker in the January transfer window after Chelsea won the race to sign Joao Felix from .

Arsenal had held talks this month to sign the Portugal international, who has been pushing to leave Atletico after struggling under Diego Simeon.

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Chelsea will also subsidise Felix’s salary in full, which is believed to be in the region of £275,000 a week.

When asked about winning the race to sign Felix from Atletico, Arteta told 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, great.’

Arsenal are reportedly close to reaching an agreement to sign Mykhailo Mudryk (AFP via Getty)

Arsenal had already made the signing of Mykhaylo Mudryk their top priority for the January window .

Speaking in his post-match press conference after Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Oxford United in the FA Cup third round, Arteta also highlighted Arsenal’s lack of options following Gabriel Jesus’ injury.

‘The problem is we have only one [striker],’ Arteta said.

‘And to go for that many months until Gabby is back is not easy.

‘But we have to get the most out of the players that we have at the moment and if we can have some reinforcements, great.’


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