Arsenal transfer round-up: Mikel Arteta's Admission and Ivan Toney Blow

Mikel Arteta admits signing a new striker in the January transfer window is unlikely after Arsenal's elimination from the FA Cup at the hands of Liverpool.


Arteta makes striker admission

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has conceded that it is unlikely the club will sign a new striker in the January transfer window. This admission comes in the aftermath of Arsenal's elimination from the FA Cup at the hands of Liverpool.

During an interview with BeIN Sport, Arteta stated that signing a new striker 'doesn't look realistic' at the moment. He also mentioned that his focus is on improving the current players he has.

This admission raises questions about Arsenal's attacking options and their ability to secure a top striker before the transfer window closes.

Ivan Toney deal in doubt

Rumors linking Brentford forward Ivan Toney with a move to Arsenal have been circulating for some time. However, it now appears that Arsenal may be priced out of a deal for the talented striker.

Reports suggest that Brentford is demanding a fee of around £100m for Toney, a price that Arsenal is unlikely to meet in the middle of the season. This setback leaves Arsenal in need of alternative options for strengthening their attacking line.

Gabriel Jesus injury update

Gabriel Jesus, who missed Arsenal's FA Cup clash with Liverpool, has suffered yet another injury. This has only intensified calls from fans for Arsenal to sign another striker.

Arteta provided an update on Jesus' condition after the game, revealing that the forward has pain in his knee and further scans are needed. The uncertainty surrounding Jesus' injury raises concerns about Arsenal's lack of depth in the striker position.

With the winter break over, Arsenal will have to rely on Eddie Nketiah as their only recognized striker, unless they are able to make a signing before the transfer window closes.