Mikel Arteta's men are flying precocious astatine the apical of the Premier League pursuing Arsenal's 2-0 distant triumph implicit fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur connected Sunday afternoon.
In turn, the Gunners present boast an eight-point pb implicit nearest challengers Manchester City, but adjacent Arsenal successful their existent signifier can't evade transportation disappoinment of their own. After a long, drawn retired saga, precedence people Mykhaylo Mudryk has snubbed Arteta's advances to articulation London rivals Chelsea.
The Ukrainian planetary was unveiled to the Stamford Bridge faithful earlier the Blues' 1-0 triumph implicit Crystal Palace, confirming Arsenal's hunt volition person to proceed if they are to fortify connected what they presently person earlier the extremity of the month.
With that successful mind, Mirror Football has analysed 3 large transportation talking points surrounding the table-topping Gunners.
Arsenal snubbed by Raphinha
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With Mudryk present retired of the picture, Arteta has to effort and place immoderate caller targets that helium feels tin connection his broadside thing caller retired connected the attacking flanks.
Arsenal spent overmuch of past summertime keeping tabs connected Brazilian planetary Raphinha portion helium was astatine Leeds United but the winger yet opted to articulation Barcelona.
Given the Blaugrana's precarious fiscal situation, Arsenal had reportedly hoped they could effort and lure the wide-man distant from the Camp Nou but those hopes person been dashed quickly.
Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo assertion Raphinha has nary tendency to permission Barcelona during the January transportation model contempt a hard commencement to beingness astatine the club.
Trossard offered to Arsenal
Brighton ace Leandro Trossard has made wide to the Seagulls hierarchy helium wants retired aft a breakdown successful his narration with caller brag Roberto De Zerbi.
According to the Evening Standard, Arsenal person been offered the accidental to motion the Belgium planetary and Arteta is rumoured to beryllium keen connected the idea.
The Gunners volition person to fend disconnected involvement from rivals Tottenham successful the process, with Antonio Conte's men already having 1 bid for Trossard rejected aft it failed to conscionable Brighton's valuation of the wide-forward.
Spurs offered up £12m, but Arsenal are thought to person been informed it would instrumentality astatine slightest £25m to tempt De Zerbi's broadside into parting ways with 28-year-old Trossard.
Arteta calls for transportation discipline
The Arsenal brag has insisted his broadside request to "discipline and beryllium consistent" successful regards to their dealings for the remainder of the January transportation window.
Speaking aft the triumph implicit Tottenham and Mudryk's unveiling arsenic a Chelsea player, the Spaniard explained: "I americium precise arrogant to person the players we have. We ever privation to effort and amended the squad.
"The nine are the archetypal to effort and amended the players we have. We person to person immoderate subject and beryllium accordant successful the targets we have. We tin marque the players better, let's absorption connected that."