Gunners boss Mikel Arteta made it clear that the priority of the window was to trim his squad.
But aftr sanctioning exits for William Saliba, Sokratis and Sead Kolasinac, the Spaniard could now turn his attentions to incomings in the final days of the window.
“We have done the first part more or less and we are focusing now on the second phase,” said Arteta.
“Obviously this market and the context makes it difficult, but we are looking at options and we will see what we can do.
“We are looking at various positions because the movement we have made in this window with some players leaving the club has left us a little bit short in certain areas.
“So if we can, we will do it and if we can’t, we will keep going with what we have.”