Efforts by Arsenal manager Unai Emery to strengthen his team in the coming January transfer window has been damned by reports from the club’s chief which hints that they will not be involved in any business in the coming months.
This is directly opposite of what happened same time last year when Alexis Sanchez made way to Manchester United in a swap deal that brought Henrikh Mkhitaryan to the Emirates Stadium.
The Chile international was therefore replaced with the signing of Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund while Konstantinos Mavropanos was signed to add to the defence.
However, Arsenal chief Raul Sanllehi stated that a busy January window will not be repeated this season, leaving the chances of any big to big injuries or emergency.
The Arsenal chief is banking on the summer window where Bernd Leno, Lucas Torriera, Matteo Guendouzi, Sokratis Papastathopolus and Stephan Lichtsteiner joined new manager Unai Emery.
There are suggestions that the Spanish manager is unhappy with the decisions of the Gunenrs chief as he wished to add more to his squad so as to compete at the Premier League and also in the Europa League.
The former PSG boss has been burdened with the task to qualify for next season’s Champions League and there is no assurance he has got the players to do so.