Has the cash dried up at the Emirates?
Arsenal boss Unai Emery has admitted today that the club have no money to spend on making permanent signings in the January transfer window.
The Gunners had been linked with a number of switches during the current window.
One player they have heavily been linked with a move for recently is Yannick Carrasco.
The Belgian is set to return to Europe after a spell in the Chinese Super League.
Medhi Benatia is another name in the rumour mill, as is Denis Suarez.
Now, Unai Emery has admitted that he will not be able to sign any players in permanent deals this month.
Instead, he will only be able to use the loan market.
“Only loan players this January”
Speaking in his pre-West Ham press conference on Thursday, the Gunners boss was clear about the situation.
He simply admitted that the club could only sign loan players this month and permanent transfers were not possible.
“We cannot sign anyone permanently,” Emery explained, as quoted by Sky Sports.
“Only loan players this January.”
While that does throw quite a few deals into doubt, a deal for Denis Suarez could still be worked out.
There is a possibility that he could move on loan and Emery was also asked about that deal in particular.
While he remained coy on the player, he hinted that the club is working on a deal for him to come in on loan.
“I don’t know how his situation is but I know the club is working for the possibility of players who can help us with this condition (on loan),” he continued.