Arsenal technical director Edu is on the same page as manager Mikel Arteta over where the club need to strengthen in the January window. The Gunners invested a reasonable amount this summer as they attempted to close the gap on the top four.
However, even with the additions of Thomas Partey, Gabriel Magalhaes and Willian, Arsenal languish in 15th place in the Premier League table.
Edu missed out on signing Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar ahead of the season and that mistake is proving costly.
Arteta has made it clear to his superiors that he wants to bring in a creative force to assist Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang .