Arsenal must heed Gary Neville's January transfer message to win Premier League title

“And that’s the sort of conundrum that will be going through the Arsenal board’s mind at this moment in time. Because I’m not quite sure any of the other clubs will do that.

“I’m not sure City will do business to be honest with you, I’m not sure any of the other clubs at the top will do business. There is a sense that Arsenal may do, in midfield.”

Arteta and technical director Edu must give strong consideration to what is the best plan for January. Arsenal are not in the position they would have expected to be in at this point of the season.

Arteta has shown he is not a manager to make a signing for the sake of bringing a body in. But he will also not want to be in a position in March or April where he regrets not adding to his squad a couple of months earlier.

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