Despite rumours, Arsenal are unlikely to be signing defenders in January
Even though it is only October the rumour mill is working hard churning out Arsenal related rumours. Defence seems to be the area with the most focus. The same as it was in the summer.
Obviously, if two defenders were to break their legs then the circumstances would force the club to change its stance. But as things stand right now, there will be no defensive signings in the winter transfer window.
Arsenal has William Saliba joining them next summer and already have two players for every defensive position. In better words, they do not need anyone new.
One could argue that the defence we have right now is not good enough but that is not the issue. The issue is what Emery thinks.
The Spaniard clearly feels he has a strong enough backline otherwise there would have been more signings in the summer. Emery was happy to bring in David Luiz but only because he lost Laurent Koscienly. If the former Arsenal captain had not left then chances are that Luiz would never have been signed.
Kieran Tierney was brought in on the left and Hector Bellerin is set to return on the right. Rob Holding is back in the centre and Calum Chambers is even laying down a marker.
So, read the gossip all you want but I would urge caution. Nothing is likely to materialise in January.