Mikel Arteta has raised doubts about whether Arsenal will be able to get any business done in the current transfer window.
Speaking after his side’s disappointing scoreless draw again Burnley at the Emirates on Sunday, the Spaniard said ”we are certainly trying, but I don’t know if we are going to be able to do it”.
He clarified, explaining that, whilst the intention is there, the market is complicated right now and the club is only willing to sign players that they believe can help take them to the next level.
The Gunners have been linked with a big money move for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vhlahović, but the Serb seems determined to move to a club that can offer him Champions League football instead.
Meanwhile a loan move for Juventus midfielder Arthur Mélo appears to hinge on whether the Serie A side can sign a suitable replacement.
Question marks have been raised as to why the club allowed players like Ainsley Maitland-Niles to leave on loan so early in the window, leaving the squad thin.
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.