Mikel Arteta explains Arsenal decision to sign £45M duo this January

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Arsenal star Mikel Arteta has explained why he signed Brighton winger Leandro Trossard and Spezia centre-back Jakub Kiwior this transfer window.

The Gunners have been linked with all sorts of players this transfer window and have been tipped to sign some world class players – but so far – Arteta has managed to sign Trossard and Kiwior.

Trossard was done at Brighton after falling out of favour with the club, and Arsenal managed to get a deal done for just £27 million. While Kiwior is a lad that is rated very highly by the Gunners scouts and a player that has been brought for the future.

Now – Arteta has opened up and revealed why he wanted Trossard and Kiwior at the club – and The Arsenal boss has also confirmed he wants another midfielder.

The Spaniard said: “Leandro is a player that is willing to make things happen and who is really composed in the final third.

“That’s something we needed in the team and straight away he had a beautiful impact on the team and helped us to win against Manchester United last week.

“Jakub Kiwior gives us more cover defensively because we’ve only had three centre-backs which is not enough.

“We’ve been very lucky with injuries and we needed to recruit and that’s what we’ve done with Jakub.”

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Since the arrival of Edu to the club – Arsenal have made some brilliant signings that have made a real impact on the side – so fans will be hoping that Trossard and Kiwior will do the same.

Arsenal have a real chance of doing something special this season – and these two players will give the club that depth that they need.

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