Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has admitted he has to trim his squad in the January transfer window.

The premier league side are on a run of poor form, and also have to balance the books.

Poor form_ Arteta confirms Arsenal players will leave in January

The clubs manager was able to offload Emiliano Martinez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the summer window, while Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira left on loan.

But exiled playmaker Mesut Ozil remained at the Emirates along with Shkodran Mustafi and Sead Kolasinac, who have barely featured in the Premier League this season.

Arsenal have been linked with a loan move for Real Madrid playmaker Isco next month, but first of all technical director, Edu will attempt to raise funds by moving on those who are surplus to requirements.

“There are some players that are going to go on loan and going to leave and that is the priority at the moment,” Arteta said ahead of Saturday’s trip to West Brom.

“We cannot sustain the numbers that we have in certain positions and we are looking to do that, and then we will see if we have the right opportunity in the positions where we need some more help.”



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