Date: 8th November 2022 at 2:16pm
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Arsenal host Brighton and Hove Albion in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening, fresh from their superb 1-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. 

The Gunners dominated their London rivals on Sunday and secured all three points courtesy of Gabriel’s second-half goal.

Mikel Arteta’s side remain top of the Premier League table after a superb start to the season, and look likely to go into the World Cup break at the summit of the table.

Arsenal face Wolves in their final game before the league’s six-week hiatus, but reports suggest that they could be handed a huge boost for the second-half of the season.

According to 90min, The Gunners are prepared to spend big once again in January, despite their strong start to the campaign.

The Gunners signed a number of players including Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Fabio Vieira over the summer, but they could move for further reinforcements in January, the report says.

A number of players are being considered as Arteta looks to bolster his options in several positions.

A midfielder and a winger or forward are reportedly key areas that Arteta believes he needs to strengthen.

Mudryk is believed to be a target for Arsenal

The Gunners are one of a number of clubs that are believed to have had a representative in the Netherlands over the weekend to watch PSV’s Cody Gakpo, with the Dutchman having attracted serious interest with his scintillating performances in the Eredivisie.

Gakpo has 13 goals and 17 assists in 23 matches across all competitions so far this term, and provided the assist for PSV’s first goal as they beat their rivals 2-1 on Sunday.

Shakhtar Donetsk star Mykhaylo Mudryk is another potential target for Arsenal, with fellow Ukraine international Zinchenko having spoken highly of the 21-year-old to the club’s bosses.

Emile Smith-Rowe has been injured for the entirety of the season so far, and there is a feeling within the club that they are lacking in depth in some areas, with the quality on offer below the starting 11 not up to scratch.

The report also claims that Arsenal are in talks to extend the contract of Edu Gaspar, with Arteta himself having signed a new deal earlier this year.

Arsenal are wary that other clubs may move for Arteta, considering the standard of football that his side have been playing this term.

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