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14 assists in 141 games: Arteta's reported January target is not what Arsenal need - Our view

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The upcoming January transfer window is arguably the most important one in the history of Arsenal Football Club. The Gunners are 15th in the table at the moment, and we need all the help we can possibly get to get out of the hole we are in.

Mikel Arteta’s men have managed to score just 15 goals in as many games this term. That is a shocking return for a club aiming to be among the top teams in the country. Lack of creativity has been the biggest reason behind our slump, and Edu is trying to fix that.

Arsenal are on the market to bring in a new creative midfielder. Houssem Aouar is reportedly on top of our list but that deal looks unlikely. The likes of Isco and Christian Eriksen have also been linked, but the new name in the rumour mill is that of Joan Jordan. (The Sun)

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The Sevilla midfielder has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the past but that didn’t materialise. He has been a regular under Julen Lopetegui this term but is he really the type of player Arteta and Edu should be looking at?

Arsenal don’t need Joan Jordan

Jordan is a technically gifted player who can do a job in the middle of the park consistently. However, he often operates as a number eight or sometimes in an even deeper role – something that Arsenal don’t need at the moment.

We have Granit Xhaka, Mohamed Elneny, Thomas Partey, Joe Willock and Dani Ceballos capable of playing that role already. Arsenal need someone who can create chances in the final third, and sadly, Jordan is not that player.

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The 26-year-old has played 141 games in all competitions since the start of the 2017/18 season. However, he has only managed 14 assists in that period which is nowhere near good enough for a player Arsenal should be looking at in January.

Arteta and Edu should focus their attention on a proven creator. Christian Eriksen is arguably the best option as he knows the Premier League inside out. He can hit the ground running and that exactly what Arsenal need to turn our season around.

The window opens on Friday and the sooner Edu can get something done, the better. Arsenal cannot afford to screw things up in this window. A good signing could change our fortunes this term, but if we can’t get a creator in, things might get real ugly in the business end of the season.

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