Mikel Arteta insists his January transfer plans have not been altered

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta insists his January transfer plans have not been altered after back-to-back wins in the league with the Gunners set to target a creative midfielder next month 

  • Arsenal made it two wins out of two with their 1-0 victory over Brighton
  • The win has eased the pressure on Mikel Arteta who was coming under pressure 
  • Arteta said the two victories will not alter his January transfer window plans
  • Arsenal will target a creative midfielder, with Real Madrid’s Isco being linked

Mikel Arteta insists Arsenal’s recent improvement will not alter his January transfer window plans.

The Gunners have now won two games on the bounce to ease concerns the club were headed towards a relegation battle.

Arteta will target a creative midfielder once the market reopens on Friday, with Real Madrid’s Isco among the names being considered.

Arsenal followed their victory over Chelsea off with a 1-0 win over Brighton on Tuesday

Mikel Arteta has stated that the back-to-back won’t alter his January transfer window plans

But the Gunners boss, who refused to comment on the prospect off signing Isco, insists the team’s recent resurgence will not impact on his plans.

He confirmed: ‘The last few results will not change our approach to the window.’

On his side’s win over Brighton, the Gunners boss added: ‘This period has been so important. We had a tough week, it wasn’t so much about performances but about results yet you need results to start the confidence.

‘Now with two wins, everybody is in a better mood. We’ve managed to get through this period while maintaining our team spirit and cohesion.

‘It has been frustrating with defeats and that can affect the team but hopefully we can now go on a runs in a positive direction.’

Arteta played a direct role in Arsenal’s winner, his decision to introduce Alexandre Lacazette off the bench paying immediate dividends as the striker scored within 21 seconds of coming on.

‘I think this is what all managers dream of, bringing someone on from the bench and winning you the game.

Real Madrid creative midfielder Isco has been linked as a potential target next month

‘He’s been in really good form the last few weeks, been scoring goals, today he had a sore back and could not start the game but we brought him on and he won the game for us which was massively important.’

However, it was Bukayo Saka who orchestrated Arsenal’s victory at the AMEX Stadium.

The England international produced another brilliant performance to bolster his burgeoning reputation and Arteta added: ‘I would like everybody to be cautious and let him develop.

‘He is having the right progression and the right people around him and the right team mates supporting him to help him be the player he can be in the future.’

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