The reality of Arsenal’s 100% ownership by KSE has begun to manifest itself with a communication to all departments asking them to make savings wherever possible.
Arseblog News is aware that an email was sent looking for cost saving measures to be implemented across all areas of the club, and it comes in the wake of news that January transfer funds will be extremely limited.
With the Gunners in need of defensive and attacking recruitment during the transfer window, David Ornstein of the BBC advised that transfer business would most likely come in the shape of loan deals with some cash to spend in the summer.
Chelsea’s Gary Cahill has been mooted as potential addition to help shore up a defence which has been porous, conceding 30 goals in just 20 games this season.
With Aaron Ramsey set to depart on a free transfer in the summer, only a sale this month would add funds to invest in the squad, but there are few options in that regard anyway.
Mesut Ozil does not want to leave the club and finding someone to take his £350,000 a week salary as well as paying a fee would extremely difficult.
It means that if Unai Emery is to achieve Champions League football next season he’s going to have to extract everything he can from an imbalanced squad.
The very best of luck to him, because it seems at this point that January won’t bring us what everyone knows we need.