Arteta admits to buying a face to relieve Nketiah

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Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has admitted he wants to add a striker in January. Because only Eddie Nketiah left to use alone

Arteta has to deal with the loss of Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus. Injured from 2022 World Cup, out for several months Causing only Nketiah to be the center forward to use during this time “The problem is we only have one striker left. And had to deal with that for several months until Gabi came back.

Which was not easy.“We have to make the most of the players we have at the moment. But if we can strengthen the army. That’s great,” Arteta said after Monday’s 3-0 FA Cup third-round win at Oxford.Nketiah has been in good form since the World Cup ufabet, scoring four goals in both the Premier League and FA Cup, with two coming in Oxford.

“He’s been patient when he need to be but as well. He’s with the right mindset and preparing himself for this moment.

“That’s why I think he looks ready and why he’s performing the way he is. He showed great composure.

“He’s a great finisher, the timing of his runs and the decision-making in waiting until the last moment when the keeper was committed shows his quality.

“His understanding, his work-rate, I think he’s getting better and better.”

With Jesus out, Nketiah is now the only recognised striker in Arteta’s ranks and the Arsenal boss is hoping for some back-up to arrive in the January window as his side aim to build on their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League.