Unai Emery says he’s not a great believer in recruiting in the January transfer window but he admits the club are doing their best to unearth a player who could make a difference.
The Spaniard has already said that Rob Holding’s long-term injury means he could do with more options in defence but he’s also suggested that he could lean on younger players in the second half of the season.
“It is not easy, I don’t believe a lot in this [January] transfer window because it is not a very big possibility with the players,” he said.
“The club is working only if some players can help us with a high level or better than [what we have].
He added: “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.”
Real Valladolid defender Fernando Calero is a name that has been linked with the Gunners, but that aside, there’s not been much speculation.
Perhaps that might change now that we’ve surrendered our 22-game unbeaten run.