Arsenal have been heavily criticised for their own supporters for their lack of incoming business in January.
Instead, the transfer window saw six members of the first team squad leave, either permanently or on loan, and, with no additions, numbers are severely diminished for the rest of the season, especially if there are any major injuries or suspensions.
However, the lack of transfers has been Mikel Arteta attributed by the manager to the new player policy recruitment that puts more emphasis on the due diligence process, ensuring the new players brought in are the right fit form the club.
Given that January tends to be a seller’s market, the decision was taken to wait for the summer to bring in the new centre-forward, midfield and right back that have been identified a priorities.
That not only gives them more time, but it is also believed there will be more room for negotiation when it comes ot price.
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.