Mikel Arteta say it’s possible that Arsenal may not do any transfer business in January, despite the fact that the squad is thin and does require an injection of quality.
The new manager might have expected some backing from the Football Executive Committee, led by Head of Football Raul Sanllehi, but thus far there have been few signs that any incoming business is imminent.
The Gunners did bring back Eddie Nketiah from his loan spell at Leeds, and have sent the likes of Emile Smith Rowe, Dinos Mavropano and Tyreece John-Jules out on loan, but fans looking for a new arrival or two to help the Europa League push may well be disappointed.
Asked today if the club might not make a signing this month, Arteta said, “It’s a possibility, yes.
“There is nothing new to say on any individual players. When we have more info, we’ll let you know.”
And on how he feels about that, the manager sounded fairly sanguine.
“I would not be unhappy without anyone in because we couldn’t, it’s because the players have to be players who can really help us and make a difference in the squad, not just for the sake of bringing in players.”
It’s hard not to think he wouldn’t want at least one player in to boost his squad, but the decision making lies above.
Let’s see what they can come up with, if anything.