Transfer: PSG coach, Tuchel speaks on Kurzawa joining Arteta’s Arsenal

Transfer: PSG coach, Tuchel speaks on Kurzawa joining Arteta’s Arsenal

Transfer: PSG coach, Tuchel speaks on Kurzawa joining Arteta’s Arsenal

Mikel Arteta admits that "it's a possibility" that Arsenal will welcome no fresh faces onto their books during the January transfer window.

The root cause was years of poor results and the problem came to a head with the abuse of Gunners midfielder Granit Xhaka in a match against Crystal Palace, with the Swiss star responding by swearing at the crowd.

Paris Saint-Germain's Layvin Kurzawa, Thomas Lemar of Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng have all been mentioned as potential targets, with the former the most strongly linked.

Arteta is also said to be in the market for reinforcements in midfield, with Juventus star Adrian Rabiot a player they have monitored closely for some time.

"When the team is performing well, it is easier when everyone knows how we want to play".

But former Arsenal midfielder Arteta has worked hard to fix the damage and the signs were promising in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Sheffield United.

"It would depend on the circumstances, the players we have available, his performance, the way he trains, the impact he makes every time he plays", Arteta said.

Arsenal sit 10th in the Premier League table at present, 10 points adrift of the top four and qualification for the Champions League without having to emerge victorious in an ongoing bid for Europa League glory.

Arsenal's defensive woes have been well documented this season, with the Gunners conceding 32 goals in the league, two less than strugglers Watford. I will put him on the pitch because I think he deserves it.

The French global, who looks set to leave PSG on a free transfer at the end of the season, has reportedly agreed a five-year deal with the Gunners.

"Obviously all the people that comes to the games, we want them to be happy but it's always good when a game like this finishes and you go round and applaud and they are too, it shows that we are united".

"The game at home [a 2-1 defeat] could have made a big difference as well and we were very close to it so we need a win".

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