Unai Emery says Arsenal are open to doing business in the January transfer window but only if they can find players who are able to help them.
It’s no secret that the Spaniard is eager to bolster his defence with a new signing this month, however, with funds set to be limited, he’ll be hoping that Sven Mislintat and Raul Sanllehi can put their contact book to good use to bag a bargain.
“It’s not easy, changing and improving our team in the transfer market,” said the Spaniard after his side’s 4-1 win over Fulham, a result that temporarily closes the gap on fourth place Chelsea to two points.
“But the club is working, we are watching different possibilities because maybe we can, if the transfer market gives us opportunities, sign one or two players. But it’s not easy.”
The Gunners have been linked with a loan move for Chelsea’s out-of-favour centre-back Gary Cahill. At 33, he’s not a long-term solution, but he could potentially do a job until the end of the season when additional funds will be made available to the recruitment team.
“We didn’t speak about him,” was Emery’s response when asked specifically about Cahill.
It would be surprising if Chelsea were to lend us a hand when the race for the top four is so tight, but stranger things have happened. It’s hardly surprising that Emery is keeping his cards close to his chest right now.