Any Arsenal fans hoping that the club would dip into the transfer market to boost their second half of the season have been left disappointed.
The Gunners were one of a number of Premier League clubs who chose to sat on their hands during the January window, despite Mikel Arteta claiming that their squad was one of the thinnest in the division.
And, although it was suggested that the club was concerned about the need to stay within the League’s profitability and sustainability rules, it appears more than it was not possible to find the type of player they wanted.
With so few deals having been completed compared to previous years, there were very few players of the desired quality available, and the club has decided it is better to wait until the summer.
Most of their rivals are in the same boat, and will make do with their existing squads for the rest of the 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.