Mikel Arteta has insisted that Arsenal will solely transfer for “one of the best gamers” as he defined the the explanation why the Gunners didn’t usher in any new signings in January.
The north London aspect have been linked with a complete host of potential inbound transfers within the January window however failed to finish any offers regardless of the hypothesis.
Arsenal did, nevertheless, offload star striker and former captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on a free switch to FC Barcelona in the direction of the top of the window following his exile from the first-team squad in latest weeks.
The Gunners opted not to herald any substitute strikers in January and Arteta has now defined that the fitting alternatives didn’t current themselves for the membership, with the north London aspect not eager to be in a “rush” when it got here to finishing any transfers.
Talking at a information convention on Wednesday earlier than Thursday’s conflict with Wolves, Arteta said concerning the January window: “We did what we believed was the fitting factor to do, initially with the gamers that needed to go away.
“The squad composition and the contract conditions have been catching up in a lot of these conditions and we needed to make selections and be honest as properly with gamers who haven’t had numerous minutes this season.
“That’s what we did after which we had a really clear plan of what we might do after which it must be doable. Edu and his staff did a improbable job and so they proceed to do this.
“However we’re very clear – we solely need one of the best individuals and one of the best gamers at this membership and after we are in a rush or completely different pressures, and the explanations usually are not the fitting ones to get a participant on board, we determined to not do it.”
The Gunners are certain to be linked with a bunch of potential signings within the lead-up to the summer season switch window, however the north London aspect will now be absolutely centered on attempting to complete within the Premier League’s prime 4 as they bid to safe Champions League qualification – one thing which will assist them to draw the highest gamers within the switch market.
Arsenal have the weekend off after their conflict with Chelsea FC was postponed because of the Blues’ involvement within the Membership World Cup. Their subsequent Premier League sport is a house conflict towards Brentford on Saturday 19 February.