Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta knows what the club are planning for the January transfer window.

The Gunners have won two Premier League matches in a row against Chelsea and Brighton to end a run of only one victory in 10 league fixtures from October to December.

However, the poor form prior to those wins have left supporters calling for winter reinforcement, but that is not the main concern of their Spanish boss as we enter the new year.

Before their trip to take on strugglers West Brom on Saturday, Arteta has mentioned that outgoing deals will be the focus as they try to climb up the table.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta knows exactly what the club need to do during the January transfer window
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta knows exactly what the club need to do during the January transfer window

"We have a large squad and we knew that. A lot of things that should have happened in the summer, we cannot accomplish for different reasons,” he said.

"There are some players that are going to go on loan and going to leave and that is the priority at the moment.

“We cannot sustain the numbers that we have in certain positions and we are looking to do that, and then we will see if we have the right opportunity in the positions where we need some more help."

Mikel Arteta and Arsenal were boosted by their win over Chelsea
Mikel Arteta and Arsenal were boosted by their win over Chelsea

One player that Arteta spoke about specifically was Reiss Nelson, who has failed to feature since the start of December and scored once in eight total outings.

He said of the youngster ”It is probably my mistake not to clarify the situation and what is happening.

"He has not been 100 per cent fit and that is the reason why he has been out and not featuring in the squad.

Mikel Arteta has opened up on the future of Reiss Nelson at Arsenal
Mikel Arteta has opened up on the future of Reiss Nelson at Arsenal

"He had a muscular issue. He has been in and out of training, but not been 100 per cent.

"It is a shame because I felt he was getting into his performance levels, he was starting to have some really good games and to build that momentum.

“This little injury has stepped him back a little bit, but this week has been much better."