What every Premier League club still needs with a week to go in the January transfer window…
Midfielders and right-backs are set to be in high demand as next week’s deadline creeps closer. Some of the big boys might hold fire until the summer; some of the strugglers simply can’t wait.
Here’s what still needs to be done at every club…
Arsenal – central midfielder
Arsenal wanted an attacker – they really wanted Mykhaylo Mudryk – but they weren’t going to have their pants pulled down. Instead, for around half a Mudruk, they’ve got Leandro Trossard and Poland defender Jajub Kiwior. If that’s all they do, it’s been a decent month. But another midfielder to bolster their engine room would be lovely too. They left it late in the summer to move for Douglas Luiz so don’t be surprised if they do something similar in the coming week.
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Aston Villa – winger
Unai Emery was very clear at the start of the month: “We need a winger. A specialist winger. We are trying to find one.” So far, Villa have stumbled across a full-back who can play further forward and a forward who sometimes plays off the flank. And he’s not yet ready for regular action. They could also have done with reinforcements at centre-back even before Jan Bednarek was summoned back to Southampton.
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