The Spaniard told journalists at the weekend: “The planning of that period is extremely difficult. First of all because we know the January window, how special it is, the opportunities that you have, the short window that you have. Once you get the player they are straight away competing, so there is not an adaptation process.
“And obviously with the position that we are in right now as well, it demands as well another level of player – and that player has to be available. We will look at everything and let’s see what we can do.”
It comes amid wide-ranging reports that Arteta will be backed by a sizeable budget in 2023, despite Arsenal being among the biggest spenders in the last two summer windows. A move for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhalyo Mudryk has also been earmarked.