The Arsenal boss Raul Sanllehi has already told us that he is not keen on the January transfer window except in emergencies, but it looks like that may be the case at the moment since Rob Holding’s season-ending injury occurred last week.
We have heard many times over the years of how Arsene Wenger made personal phone calls to Arsenal’s transfer targets to persuade them to join Arsenal, but this is the first time we have heard of Unai Emery stepping in and doing the same thing. We have been led to believe that under the new regime at Arsenal it is Sven and Raul who deal with all the incoming players, but according to Lucas Torreira, it was Unai who sealed the deal. ‘At the end of my last season at Sampdoria there were lots of teams being talked about,’ Torreira told ArsenalMedia, as reported in TalkSport.
As alluded to by Dan Smith in the previous JustArsenal article, the Gunners should go out and spend big to try and catch up with the present Top Four, and our new Head Of Football, Raul Sanllehi, has now admitted that they are now considering the options ahead of the January window.
Arsenal’s new head of football Raul Sanllehi came in to replace Ivan Gazidis and immediately pulled Aaron Ramsey’s contract off the table, and has promised a get tough attitude with any contract rebels in the future. He told the Telegraph: “In general, I do believe that a player’s contract should never go to the last year, as a policy,”
The new Director of Football at Arsenal, Raul Sanllehi, has spoken out on his thoughts of buying players in January, and he is of the opinion that it should only be used to fix “unexpected problems”. Last January Arsenal went all out and bought Aubameyang for £50m but when asked if there would be money like that for Emery to spend in January he made it clear that only if there are funds coming in to cover the costs. He said: “We have a self-sustaining business model that is very robust and we are convinced we can be successful under that business model. Today is not the day when we are going to go into lots of detail about transfer planning. Every decision we make involves all the experts at the club and we will always make the right decisions for the long-term benefit of the club.”
On the day we find out that the actual Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has actually returned to full training after the operation on his Achilles tendon, it has been suggested by Jack Wilshere that the Gunners should not have closed contract talks with Aaron Ramsey, but instead should make him the captain!
So it would appear that the rumours were true and it was Arsenal’s decision to withdraw the contract offer to Aaron Ramsey, well that is what the Welshman is now saying. “Everything has been going great with the club,” he said. “We thought we were in a position where we had agreed a deal but that’s no longer the case.
According to reports all over the world, it has appeared that Arsenal were absolutely certain to be signing the Atlanta star Miguel Almiron this January after the MLS season ends, but according to his boss there is absolutely no truth in it at all!