3. Stay in the hunt for an attacker
Arsenal are going to have to sell before they can buy again after their massive outlay this summer, but if the Gunners can shift a couple quickly, they might return to the market for another attacker.
Mikel Arteta is well stocked in forward areas, with the Gunners currently blessed with a group of players capable of performing multiple functions in the manager’s framework. Leandro Trossard, for example, can play across the frontline, while Gabriel Jesus is comfortable operating out wide.
However, I still have concerns about the depth behind Bukayo Saka. The winger’s brilliance means Arteta is going to use him whenever he can given that Reiss Nelson is the only senior option behind him – other than Trossard.
Overall, the situation hasn’t changed since last season when Saka started 37 of 38 Premier League games. Arteta will continue to relentlessly use the club’s star boy, and his workload is only going to increase as a result of the club’s return to the Champions League.
Finding a quality depth option in the final week of the window will be tough, but it’s necessary if Saka isn’t going to burn out.
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