Arsenal are unlikely to make any signings in the January transfer window according to Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth.
“I’ve been told that incomings at the Emirates Stadium are unlikely at this stage, but things can change with plenty of days to go of course,” Sheth said on the Sky Sports Transfer Show.
He also said that Arsenal are unlikely to make any signings because of the cash they splurged in the summer on the likes of Nicolas Pepe and William Salina.
In fact, Saliba’s signing has apparently dissuaded the Gunners from purchasing any defensive reinforcements this month.
Saliba is set to return to Emirates Stadium in the summer after a year-long loan at St. Etienne and Arsenal do not want to make a big-money signing for just the six-month period until his return.
“One of those transfers they played close to £30m for Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba, they returned him on loan and he will come back to Arsenal in the summer. There’s no recall option in this month,” Sheth continued.
“Arsenal have got to weigh up whether they bring in someone for basically six months because of William Saliba, they rate him really highly.”
One of the players Arsenal were linked with was RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecamo.
The highly rated 21-year-old French defender has impressed this season and looks set to be a top-class player once he matures.
Upamecamo has made 19 appearances this season in an impressive Leipzig team that sits top of the Bundesliga and are through to the Round of 16 in the Champions League.
Arsenal have looked better under new manager Mikel Arteta but to break into the top four this term, the fans will be hoping the club bring in a player or two before the January window closes.
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