Arsenal is in a big crisis, only 14 points after 13 games played in the Premier League, the defeat by Burnley last weekend is a clear indication that things in the club must change urgently, and yesterday they draw against Southampton.
The upcoming transfer period will give the management the opportunity to refresh the playing staff, and the sports director Edu pointed out that they lack a creative midfielder. Mikel Arteta managed to improve his defense and reduce the mistakes of the backline to a minimum, but he completely failed the attack in the Premier League, only 10 goals so far this season, only one in the last five matches.
Edu sees the lack of a more creative midfielder as the reason, although one of the best creators in the last decade in the Premier League, Mesut Ozil, has not played a single minute this season, and he is also the highest-paid player in the team.
It was written that he could get a new opportunity in January, it seems that Arteta is open to such an option, but judging by the words of the sports director, the impression is that the reality is somewhat different. "It is quite clear what we need.
We lack a creative player in the middle, we do not have such in the team at the moment. As a Brazilian, I am very open, I am not afraid to say something. We are not comfortable because of the situation we are in. Every club has problems ", said Edu Gaspar.
Szoboszlai and Saliba
So, the impression is that Ozil is no longer counted on, we will see if the continuation of the bad series of results could change the attitude of the people from the club. The winter market offers opportunities, but the question is whether Arsenal is in a position to set aside a large amount of money for a creative player.
Dominik Szoboszlai was also linked with the club, but the Hungarian from Salzburg is wanted by Red Bull Leipzig, while it is hard to believe that Hussein Aouar whom the Gunners were interested in during the summer, would leave the squad of Lyon at the beginning of next calendar year.
Ed also spoke about the talented William Saliba, who was bought from Saint-Etienne 18 months ago as a great talent. He stayed at his home club for a year at first, he came to the Emirates this summer, but he is still waiting for his competitive debut in the Gunners jersey.
There were also stories that he could leave the club, judging by the words of the Brazilian, a loan could be the solution. "Maybe he needs a little more time. He is very talented. We need to talk to him and Mikel in order to make a plan for next year," said the Arsenal sports director.