Mikel Arteta insists Arsenal’s transfer plans for creative midfielder will NOT be affected by back-to-back wins

MIKEL ARTETA confirmed Arsenal’s back-to-back wins will not affect their transfer plans for a creative midfielder.

The Gunners left Brighton’s Amex Stadium with three points after Alexandre Lacazette’s winner sealed the win.

Mikel Arteta celebrates with Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang


Mikel Arteta celebrates with Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick AubameyangCredit: Getty Images – Getty

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It followed on from their 3-1 thrashing of London rivals Chelsea, with Arteta’s men now sitting 13th.

But it will not stop the Spaniard from looking to bolster his previously struggling squad when the January sales open.

Arteta said: “The last few results will not change our approach to the window.”

With Mesut Ozil frozen out of the squad, Arsenal have been linked with attacking midfielders.

Real Madrid’s Isco, Houssem Aouar of Lyon and Inter Milan’s unsettled Dane Christian Eriksen are among players linked with a move to the Emirates.

But before Arteta can think about the winter window, he is relieved performances are now bringing in points following a dismal run.

He said: “This period has been so important.

“We had a tough week, it wasn’t so much about performances but about results yet you need results to start the confidence.

“Now with two wins, everybody is in a better mood.

“We’ve managed to get through this period while maintaining our team spirit and cohesion.

“It has been frustrating with defeats and that can affect the team but hopefully we can now go on a runs in a positive direction.”

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