Arsenal are unlikely to be active in the January transfer window.
That is according to Managing Director Vinai Venkatesham who explained that the club did most of their transfer business in the summer, when they went on an aggressive recruitment drive, spending £130 million on new signings, including breaking the Arsenal transfer record to sign winger Nicolas Pépé from Lille for £72 million. Other arrivals included full-back Kiernan Tierney from Celtic and David Luiz from Chelsea.
However, unless they are forced to dip into the market because of injuries, then Gunners fans should not expect any major incomings at the Emirates once the window springs open again.
Venketesham said “the January window is the one where you need to be a bit more tactical, maybe responding to an injury or another demand. But really our work is done in the summer, and we’re pleased with what we did in the summer”.
The news will come as a disappointment to some fans who were hoping that the club would be dipping into the market to buy reinforcements for a defence that has already conceded 10 League goals already this season.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.