Quiet Transfer Window Expected
Arsenal manager Unai Emery is unlikely to add to his squad during the January transfer window.
The Gunners spent over £100 million in the summer market making them one of the Premier League’s big spenders for the first time in a number of years. It followed a season that saw them fail to finish in the league’s top four for the third season in a row while they were well beaten by Chelsea – 4-1 – in the final of the Europa League.
Doubts have been raised over summer signings Kieran Tierney and David Luiz. Tierney has finally made his first-team debut after being kept out of the side by injury since his move from Celtic this summer. Luiz has been criticised for his performances.
But according to The Athletic, Emery isn’t looking to add to his squad in the winter window.
The Gunners currently lie in third place in the Premier League, nine points behind runaway leaders Liverpool but only a point off second-placed Manchester City.
The report chimes somewhat with comments made last month by Arsenal managing director Vinai Venkatesham who said:
“When we look forward to January, we’ll see when January comes. I’d say that we always treat the summer window as being the more strategic window.
“And the January window is the one where you need to be a bit more tactical, maybe responding to an injury or another demand. But really our work is done in the summer – and we’re really pleased with what we did in the summer.”