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Wish list of Arteta for january window is exposed

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Arsenal could make some new additions to their squad in the January transfer window as they seek to remain at the top of the Premier League table. The Gunners have made their wish list have several players on their radar and one position they would like to strengthen is their wing.

They have several players on their wish list and will be keen to ensure these stars do not join other suitors.

Two names on their wish list are Mykhaylo Mudryk of Shakhtar Donetsk and Yeremy Pino of Villarreal, according to The Sun.

The report reveals Arsenal continues to monitor both players and a January move cannot be ruled out for either. Both have an identical transfer value, with £25m reportedly enough to buy either.

The club’s hierarchy have been pleasantly surprised by Arsenal’s blistering start to the season, finding themselves top of the league.

But with the intense schedule starting to look like taking its toll, club bosses want to help Arteta bolster his squad with a fresh cash injection.

The Spaniard has used a core of 15 starters this term, with Bukayo Saka and Granit Xhaka in particular taking on huge workloads. Arsenal want to recruit at least two players in January to help ease the burden on their top stars.

Plans to make another bid for Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz have been scrapped after he recently signed a new long-term contract.

Arsenal could instead revive their interest in the 21-year-old Palmeiras star Danilo.

The Gunners made two unsuccessful bids for Luiz on transfer deadline day but also sounded out Palmeiras about a potential deal for their midfield ace. They were prepared to pay £22m but the Brazilian league leaders were not interested in selling their young star while they were still involved in the Copa Libertadores.

But with the Brazilian season finishing before next month’s World Cup finals, Arsenal believe that Palmeiras could be willing to cash in on Danilo in January and will test their resolve with an improved £26million bid.

They are also in the market for another winger and are currently keeping track of Shakhtar Donetsk’s Mykhaylo Mudryk and Villarreal’s exciting 20-year-old Yeremy, who would both cost somewhere in the region of £25m.

Mudryk, 21, was in action on British soil last night, equalising for Shakhtar Donetsk as they drew 1-1 with Celtic in Glasgow.

Yeremy, meanwhile, has already won six Spain caps and emerged as a key man for Villarreal.

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