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Arsenal hero Merson concerned over quiet winter market for Arteta

Arsenal hero Paul Merson is eager to see his old club move in the winter transfer market.

For now, the Gunners are yet to add to manager Mikel Arteta's squad.

Merson told Sportskeeda: “If they had plans of dipping into the transfer market, why couldn't they have done so earlier in the month?

"This is why I don't think they'll pursue a deal for Ivan Toney.

“(Boss Mikel) Arteta's current situation at Arsenal reminds me of the latter part of Arsene Wenger's stint.

"Everyone knew at the time that Wenger needed a central defender, but he was a bit stubborn and refused to dip into the transfer market.

"Arteta needs a centre forward now to give his side a welcome boost in the title race, but he has thus far remained reluctant to sign one."

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