Two ways Mikel Arteta can line up if Edu seals major £98m double transfer swoop for Arsenal

Arsenal are set for a busy remainder of the month off the pitch as Edu looks for a new striker and midfielder.

The Gunners are very short in the centre of the pitch, with Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elnenyboth representing their countries at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.

Meanwhile, Ainsley Maitland-Niles completed a loan move to AS Roma at the weekend, meaning Mikel Arteta has just Granit Xhaka, Charlie Patino and Albert Sambi Lokonga to choose from in the midfield department.