The Gunners are likely to look for a forward in January, but Edu isn’t likely to make a move right away, even though Nelson’s injury has put pressure on him.
Even though Reiss Nelson is hurt, Arsenal won’t make any moves quickly in January. After missing out on signing Raphinha from Leeds in the summer, the Gunners were already looking for a forward next month.
People have said that Mykhaylo Mudryk is likely to be the center of their attention. Shakhtar Donetsk’s director of football, Darijo Srna, said that the team would try to get at least £100 million for the winger. This could make it hard to negotiate with the Ukrainian team.
As clubs try to figure out how to deal with coming back from the World Cup in the middle of the season, next month already looks like it will be hard to find a good deal. It will be especially important for Arsenal, who are making an unexpected run for the Premier League title and want to build on it. If Nelson had been hurt, that could have been even harder to do.
During a preseason game between Arsenal and Juventus at the Emirates Stadium, the England U-21 winger had to leave the game because of what is thought to be a hamstring injury. Mikel Arteta said before the Gunners’ game against West Ham on Christmas Day that Nelson is likely to miss a lot of time because of his injury.
“I’m talking weeks not days,” Arteta said of Nelson’s injury. “He will miss a few weeks of work. Let’s wait a few days to see what he does. He felt something right away, which is not a good sign for sprinters.”
This really hurts Arsenal’s depth, since Gabriel Jesus and Emile Smith Rowe are already out. Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka, on the other hand, just got back from the World Cup.
Some people think that the Gunners will now hurry to finish their business before important games against Newcastle, Tottenham, and Manchester United in January. Arteta, on the other hand, has already said that Arsenal’s business won’t be affected by their injuries.
Arteta told football.london earlier this month, “Let’s see what happens.” “We know what we have to do, and that doesn’t change our plans.”