According to L’Equipe, Edu believed it was more important to prioritise the signing of Thomas Partey.
The defensive midfielder arrived from Atletico Madrid on deadline day.
But the source claims it was Lyon’s Houssem Aouar that Arteta would have preferred.
He believed the team needed more creativity from midfield.
And it was evident as they lost 1-0 to Leicester City after a toothless home performance.
The Gunners continue to be linked with a January move for Aouar.
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