Date: 14th January 2021 at 12:00pm
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Arsenal have a lot of unhappy players at the club whilst Mikel Arteta is looking to clear out a fair amount of them, according to the Transfer Window Podcast.

Transfer duo Duncan Castles and Ian McGarry are claiming that all is not well among the first-team squad at the Emirates Stadium.

Mikel Arteta has already gone on to say that the club will look sell players before anyone enters through the doors in north London.

Do Arsenal need to sign a creative midfielder in the January transfer window?

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The current squad was assembled back during Arsene Wenger’s days and after how badly some of the players have performed over the last few seasons, it proves hilarious that any of the squad would be ‘unhappy’.

No Champions League in four seasons paints a picture as to how underwhelming some of the signings have been in recent seasons, and if the club can move them on then it will prove incredibly helpful in achieving targets this month.

Arsenal don’t have the finances to be able to commit to transfers at this moment in time and outgoings have to be the primary concern. According to a report by Castles, the club have a mere €20 million (roughly £17.8m) to work with this month, a lowly figure which highlights the Reds’ current plight.

However, with the likes of Mesut Ozil and Sokratis on the way out of the club, a lot of wages are being freed up for better use than for players, who are paid to sit at home all season.  There are also reports concerning mass interest in Lucas Torreira, who is reportedly being chased by La Liga duo Valencia and Sevilla.

It’s truly baffling that failures could be unhappy at the club. The main reason why Arsenal are in their current plight is due to the lack of Champions League football, which has been missing from N5 since 2017. If players are unhappy, there could be a greater chance to move them on, a blessing in disguise for Arteta.

In other news, Leicester City have joined Arsenal in the hunt for a striker.