Henrikh Mkhitaryan set to start against Everton - Arsene Wenger

Jessica Allison
February 2, 2018

Arsene Wenger would've liked to strengthen his defence during January, and the departures of Sanchez and Olivier Giroud to Manchester United and Chelsea respectively has strengthened direct league rivals, but on the whole, Arsenal can be very pleased with their January business.

Having been signed for a club-record fee from Borussia Dortmund on Deadline Day, the Gabon worldwide was poised to make his debut at the Emirates on Saturday evening. He started yesterday, was still not completely well.

But the Arsenal faithfuls may have to wait to see their new striker in action, with the 28-year-old battling flu. Firstly, it is hard to see how Wenger can fit all of his new players into the same team.

The Gabon worldwide completed a club record £56m move to Arsenal from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund on transfer deadline day on Wednesday night.

"Once the best players are in a country you want to be confronted by them".

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"I believe we have to find an internal solution to our defensive problems, that's everyone putting more effort in. We were the ones who could offer that to him". Aubameyang signed for Arsenal on transfer deadline day in January - for a fee reportedly in the region of £56m.

Aubameyang's former Dortmund team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined Arsenal after coming over from Manchester United in exchange for Alexis Sanchez.

Arsenal lost 3-1 to Welsh side Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday night after conceding 34 times in 25 games in the Premier League.

Wenger said: "It was hard, because of course Dortmund needed a replacement".

Wenger revealed that he would take a late call on midfielder Jack Wilshere, who is also unwell.

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