‘We are on it!’: Mikel Arteta confirms Arsenal are working on Deadline Day transfers

Mikel Arteta admits there could be comings and goings today (Photo by ANDY RAIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta admits there could be deals in and out of the club before the transfer window closes.

The Gunners have been one of the busier clubs in the Premier League this month, discarding of Mesut Ozil, Sead Kolasinac and Sokratis while adding Martin Odegaard to their squad.

However, Arsenal aren’t done yet as Arteta as Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Shkodran Mustafi could leave, while Patrick Van Aanholt is a target at left-back.

And, while most clubs have shut for business, Arteta admits it could be a busy day in north London.

Maitland-Niles. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

‘The last day of the transfer window is always unpredictable so things can happen,’ said Arteta.

‘They might happen, they might not happen. We are on it.

Asked about the likes of Mustafi and Maitland-Niles, Arteta continued: ‘You mention a few players, so you have a better chance. The more you mention, the greater the chance you have to get it right!

‘Again, we are discussing things with some players and some clubs, and if we do anything before the deadline, it is because we believe it is the right thing for their development.
‘We had some priorities that we wanted to get done [this window] and we have managed to have some done, some others we haven’t yet, so let’s wait and see how things develop today and what we are able to do, and what we aren’t.’

Arteta will hope he can conclude the business he had planned in time for any potential new signings to face Wolves.

The Gunners are looking to continue their recent upturn in results when they travel to Molineux and Arteta’s side are now within sight of the top four.

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