• Four players injured and Havertz banned for visit of West Ham
  • ‘We have certain targets, ideas if things happen,’ Arteta said

Mikel Arteta insists Arsenal are prepared to dip into the transfer market in January if his squad remains as “exposed” as in recent weeks.

Arsenal have fared better than some of their Premier League rivals in terms of injuries but are without five players for Thursday’s London derby at home to West Ham. Thomas Partey, Jurriën Timber, Fábio Vieira and Takehiro Tomiyasu are all still sidelined, while Kai Havertz is banned having collected five yellow cards.

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