Mikel Arteta laments Arsenal’s lack of squad depth

Mikel Arteta laments Arsenal's lack of squad depth

Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta has admitted the Gunners are ‘very brief’ on squad depth following Wednesday night time’s Carabao Cup exit by the hands of Brighton.

Arteta opted to relaxation most of his common starters which have taken Arsenal to the highest of the Premier League. Issues going okay when Eddie Nketiah opened the scoring early, however then Brighton scored thrice with out replay to progress to the following spherical.

All through the second half, Arteta introduced on 5 gamers who had began within the league victory over Chelsea only some days earlier.

“That’s the squad that now we have and now we have to attempt to utilise the squad in the very best method,” the Arsenal boss mirrored after the sport when requested if there’s a must strengthen in January.

“We all know the place we’re and we knew the second we had sure accidents that the squad is already very, very brief,” he added.

Arteta and technical director Edu each acknowledged throughout the summer time that there’s a lot to do on the continued rebuild, however no extra signings had been really made after that time.

The Gunners had been keen on signing a central midfielder, for instance, with Youri Tielemans, who stayed at Leicester, and Lucas Paqueta, who went to West Ham.

Arsenal had additionally been chasing Bruno Guimaraes earlier than the Brazilian selected Newcastle final January.

The priority for Arsenal followers waiting for the second half of the season after the World Cup is whether or not the squad can have the depth to proceed competing with the likes of Manchester Metropolis, Chelsea, Manchester United and others in each the title race and hunt for a prime 4 place.

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