Arsenal expected to offload some players in the January transfer window.
Arsenal is not expected to be busy during the January transfer window but some business should take place. It is more likely players will be sold than signed.
The Arsenal head of football Vinai Venkatesham has already gone public warning the Arsenal fans not to expect too much in the winter transfer window.
One player likely to be offloaded is Mesut Ozil but even that is far from being a guarantee. There are fringe players that could be offloaded but who?
One obvious name is Shkodran Mustafi but would Unai Emery really want to weaken his squad depth with at least three competitions still in play come January?
It is easy to draw up a shortlist of players that the club can sell but unless they are replaced all that happens is that you weaken your own team.
Emery will play fringe and youth players in the Europa League until the later stages. The FA Cup depends on the opponents but again, you can expect a weaker team in the early rounds. The Carabao Cup is slightly different because the next opponents are Liverpool. But, generally speaking, it is the young players and fringe players that will participate in that competition.
So, the chances are that the manager will need his entire squad going forward including the outcasts.
No, I do not expect Emery to sanction any sales unless he has a replacement or feels he has enough backup.