Arsenal manager Unai Emery reveals he has no money for transfers this month

January transfer window

There is only one problem with suggestions that Arsenal have held ‘successful talks’ with Yannick Carrasco over a £25million move to the Emirates.

They haven’t got £25m to go through this month… in fact, they haven’t got anything to spend in the January transfer window.

That is why they are still scrambling around trying to persuade Barcelona to let them have Denis Suarez on loan for whatever is left of the season.

And even that is unlikely to happen unless Barca drop their demands for a necessary £20m buy in the late spring.

Unai Emery affirmed today: “We can’t pay for anyone. We can only sign loan players.

“I know the club is working on the possibility of bringing in a player who can help us now with big performances.

« Be that as it may, I can’t state any more than that. I have no news about the recruitment situation.”

All of which has left baffled Arsenal fans asking how it has come to pass that a club with a yearly turnover of £427m are abruptly skint.

The basic answer is that they’re most certainly not. It’s just that they have already spent their season’s budget and aren’t going to loosen the purse strings until the summer.


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