Mikel Arteta has said that Arsenal are looking to sign a left-back in the transfer window, with his comments to Football London.
Arsenal have recently sanctioned the departure of Sead Kolasinac, with the defender having his contract terminated.
The Gunners have Kieran Tierney remaining as their only natural left-back in the squad, following Kolasinac’s departure.
And Arteta now has admitted that Arsenal are looking to bring in a new left-sided defender in the coming weeks.
“With the departure of Kola we’re a little bit short with a left footed full back at the moment,” he said.
“We can use Ainsley there, we can use Bukayo there, we can use Cedric who’s played in that position. We have some options. But a natural option to Kieran obviously we don’t, but we can adapt.
“That means that that option is open. We will be looking to see what is available.”
It is not yet clear who Arsenal are targeting to play at left-back.
Goal have recently reported that Southampton full-back Ryan Bertrand has interest from clubs fighting for a Champions League spot, but it has not been confirmed that is Arsenal.
If Arsenal do fail to sign a full-back this month it will surely still be no reason to really panic, though.
As Arteta alluded to the Gunners do still have both Bukayo Saka and Ainsley Maitland-Niles who can play there, and both have done a solid job previously.