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Arsenal 'plan to back Mikel Arteta with January funds to avoid relegation'

Arsenal 'plan to back Arteta with January funds to avoid relegation'
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Arsenal chiefs are reportedly prepared to back Mikel Arteta with funds in the January transfer market as the Gunners look to move away from the relegation zone.

The Arsenal hierarchy are reportedly prepared to back Mikel Arteta with funds in the January transfer window amid relegation fears.

The Gunners have endured a torrid start to the 2020-21 campaign - their worst for 46 years - and Arteta's men are only four points clear of the drop zone after 14 games.

Arsenal sit 15th in the table, but 18th-placed Burnley do have two games in hand, and the pressure on Arteta's shoulders is beginning to mount with the Gunners winless in the league since November 1.

According to the Daily Mail, Arteta will be provided with funds to strengthen the squad in the transfer market, with a creative midfielder understood to be a priority.

However, the report also adds that while most of the Gunners squad are behind Arteta, a number of players in the dressing room are growing increasingly frustrated, which is leading to tension behind the scenes.

Emiliano Buendia, Christian Eriksen and Houssem Aouar have all been tipped to solve Arsenal's creativity problems, but Dominik Szoboszlai - who was strongly linked with a January move to the Emirates - has now joined RB Leipzig.


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