Arsenal are looking at signing players who can ensure a strong finish to their Premier League campaign but the club's transfer activity this month could be restricted to loan signings, manager Unai Emery has said.
The Gunners are keen to add a defender and a winger to their ranks, but head coach Emery has confirmed there is no money available for permanent deals.
"I can say to you that the club is working, the club is telling me the different situations in each moment. We can only loan players", Emery told a news conference ahead of Saturday's (Jan 12) league trip to West Ham United. I can not say more about his situation. "I can not tell you more".
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Arsenal have been linked to Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez, who Emery managed while at Sevilla, but the Arsenal boss has distanced himself from a move.
"My idea and focus, I say to him every day, is that we need his performance for us", he said.More news: Athletics Expect Heisman Winner Kyler Murray To Enter NFL Draft
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He informed in the pre-match conference that the club can not possibly sign players on a permanent transfer.
Unai Emery has made plenty of changes from the side that beat Blackpool in the FA Cup last weekend.
"I am happy because another player can have chances when one player is injured and they are doing well, that is the reason for us being calm and my confidence with the club is big, they are working and if one or two players can come and help us that is ideal".
"His future belongs to him, his family and agent".
"I respect his decision a lot". There are loud noises that he wants to escape for the riches of China but West Ham need him - is Andy Carroll going to be the man to bully the Arsenal defence? Ozil has not played for Arsenal since picking up a knee injury in the' 1-1 draw at Brighton on Boxing Day. "Mkhitaryan has been training with us At the moment we are better than we were a week ago".