It now seems very clear that Arsenal will not be bringing in any exciting signings this January, despite being desperately in need of a top class defender, unlike last year when we got Aubameyang after protracted negotiations. Raul Sanllehi had already told us that he didn’t like the winter transfer window and it now is clear that Emery will have to make do with what he has until the summer window.
The Spaniard was quoted as saying by the Irish Examiner: “We cannot sign permanently. We can only loan players. I can say to you that the club is working, the club is telling me the different situations in each moment. At the moment, we haven’t had any news today about that.
“We are working with the players who are with us now. Also, we are giving chances to the young players and finding with them the regularity to be consistent when we need them to be.
“I am very happy, I know it is not easy for us now in this transfer market and if we can find one player who can help us like we need, with the quality and a different player for getting in our squad, we are going to do it.
“But I am happy with every player today, it is really some injuries that didn’t help us in the last matches because we struggled with different injuries with the players.
“I am happy because another player can have chances when one player is injured and they are doing well, that is the reason for us being calm and my confidence with the club is big, they are working and if one or two players can come and help us, perfect.”
So it is extremely doubtful we are going to get anyone coming iin, unless they are another club’s cast off. Ho hum…. Oh well….Bah humbug!