Arsenal Only Operating In Loan Market, Unai Emery Admits

Unai Emery confirms Arsenal will only sign loan players in January transfer window

Unai Emery confirms Arsenal will only sign loan players in January transfer window

Arsenal reportedly remain interested in adding Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega to their squad, despite Unai Emery's admission that the club are restricted to loan signings this month. Together, the pair won the Europa League.

Five players were signed last summer - Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi - but all came in for a total outlay of less than £75million.

He told Arsenal's official website: "I think the most important thing for me is hard work and that day-to-day learning".

Arsenal's transfer strategy in recent seasons has seen players run down their contract and leave for free, the latest being midfielder Aaron Ramsey who is set to join Juventus in the close season after failing to agree a new deal. And if they get one, they'll find themselves under the eye of Arsenal's newly-appointed "loans manager".

He said: "We can not sign permanently".

Emery has talked up the 30-year-old's quality during the January window, having worked with him at Sevilla.

Emery was non-committal when asked about his former player in his press conference on Thursday. Also, we are giving chances to the young players and finding with them the regularity to be consistent when we need them to be.

"But I am happy with every player today, it is really some injuries that didn't help us in the last matches because we struggled with different injuries with the players". "We can only sign players later on".

Marca says Suarez has always been linked with the Gunners and has previous with boss Unai Emery.

"I asked at Blackpool if he was OK to help us play and he said: "Yeah, coach, I want to play" and he played with a very big behaviour and commitment to us".

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