Unai Emery doesn’t think Arsenal will enter the January transfer window despite his side’s injury crisis.
Hector Bellerin is the latest defender to be ruled out of action for a few weeks after suffering a calf injury at Southampton yesterday afternoon, while Stephan Lichtsteiner also picked up a knock at St. Mary’.
Bellerin and Lichtsteiner join the likes of Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi and Sead Kolasinac in the treatment room, and Danny Welbeck is also out until the end of the season.
And despite the need for new recruits next month, Emery believes the club ‘don’t have a lot of possibilities’ to look at:
‘We don’t have a lot of possibilities in January.
‘It’s not easy. January is not good for transfers, but we are going to look. We are giving young players chances, but we need a high level in the squad.’
Arsenal are not renowned for doing transfer business during January, and although Emery believes he is short of possibilities, it’s evidently clear that the Spaniard needs to bring in a couple of new faces (whether this be on loan or permanent deals) to sort out the current injury crisis at the club.
Arsenal have been linked with a few defenders in recent months, but it remains to be seen whether any business will be done next month.