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Why Arsenal didn’t sign Alexander Isak as Edu gambles with the future of Mikel Arteta’s project

Arsenal ended the January transfer window in a seemingly weaker position than they started it with Mikel Arteta and Edu failing to bolster the side

After 31 days, the January transfer window has finally shut.

With Champions League football seemingly on offer for the first time in half a decade, this window was always going to be crucial for Arsenal, who still had plenty left to achieve despite an excellent summer window that saw them bring in Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale, Martin Odegaard and Takehiro Tomiyasu.

“We are expecting some activity because there are some players and a few loans that hopefully we have to complete,” said Mikel Arteta of his side’s plans on New Year’s Eve.

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