Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has hinted about transfers in the aftermath of his side’s 3-2 loss to Southampton in the Premier League clash on Sunday at St Mary’s Stadium.
The Saints put an end to the Gunners’ 22-match unbeaten run with Danny Ings (on loan from Liverpool) scoring twice while substitute Charlie Austin won it for the home side, all goals being headers against Arsenal’s awful defence. Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored both goals for the visitors.
Asked whether he would make any signings during the January transfer window, Unai Emery said;
“I don’t know now, because we don’t have a lot of possibility in January but if we can [we will find] someone to help us.”
“But only if we think they are the player than can help us with good performance. January is not good for this reason, but we are going to look and the club is working for this in January, he added”
“Our progress is also with young players and we need to give them more chances to play and show us their progress. But also for our big demands, we need a high level on the pitch and in the squad.”
Arsenal have been hit with many injuries in recent weeks, losing Danny Welbeck, Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi, Hector Bellerin, Sead Kolasinac, Mavanoparos among others.
The Gunners have since been linked with a move to Manchester United’s Eric Bailly and Chelsea’s Garry Cahill amidst the injury problems especially in defence with holding out up to at least 9 months.
“It is not easy, I don’t believe a lot in this transfer window because it is not a very big possibility with the players. The club is working only if some players can help us with a high level or better than [what we have],” Emery further remarked.
Arsenal host Tottenham in midweek for the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.