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Arsenal transfer rumours as Patrick Viera targets outcast, Barcelona consider shock move

Arsenal have won just four Premier League games all season. They have lost five of their last eight league games and currently sit in 14th position and have endured their worst start to a league campaign in almost 40 years.

Mikel Arteta has come under increasing pressure for the poor run of form, despite not having been in the job for even a year, while supporters are growing restless with the club’s ill-advised recruitment, as the gap to the top teams only expands.

The Gunners, though, still fully support Arteta and we have an update on why that is and the transfer plans that prove it.

We also have an update on an Arsenal outcast who is yearning for more playing time, and a potential departure of a former starter.

Here is a round-up of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours.

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Edu fully supports Arteta

Arsenal technical director Edu is fully supportive of Arteta, despite five defeats in the last eight Premier League matches, according to reports.

In fact, Edu is entirely behind the Arsenal boss, so much so that he has already identified the players the club must sign in January to continue building under the Spaniard’s guidance, according to football journalist Ian McGarry.

“It’s our information that technical director and former Arsenal player, and legend it has to be said, Edu, is backing Arteta to the hilt during meetings with club administrators and the heads at the club who make decisions,” he said on the Transfer Window podcast.

Arteta has struggled to get Arsenal up and running in the Premier League this season
(Image: Julian Finney/Getty Images)

“He has said that he believes firmly that Arteta is still the right man for the job. And indeed Edu has been looking at recruitment for January in the form of a right-sided centre-back and a creative midfielder.

“It’s our information that the Hungarian…