Right now Arsenal are in a defensive injury crisis of mammoth proportions, with Mustafi, Bellerin, Holding, Kolasinac and Mavropanos out at the moment, but we do have Koscielny, Sokratis, Monreal and Lichtsteiner fit and fresh, and no matter how many rumours there are about the Gunners buying yet another defender, then what would he be doing once everyone slowly returns to fitness?
I expect we will have a few of our crocks to return before the transfer window even opens, and as Unai Emery already told us, it is not a good idea to buy in January anyway. When asked if we may spend, the boss said: “I don’t know now, because we don’t have a lot of possibility in January but if we can [we will find] someone to help us. But only if we think they are the player than can help us with good performance. January is not good for this reason, but we are going to look and the club is working for this in January. Our progress is also with young players and we need to give them more chances to play and show us their progress. But also for our big demands, we need a high level on the pitch and in the squad.
“It is not easy, I don’t believe a lot in this transfer window because it is not a very big possibility with the players. The club is working only if some players can help us with a high level or better than [what we have].”
As Raul Sanllehi said the same thing (about not liking the January window) just a few weeks ago, I really can’t see us going into the market. It’s not like it will make the difference to help us win the League is it? I think we should wait for the summer and pinpoint our weaknesses and address them, just like we did last summer.
What do you think?