Arsenal are highly unlikely to make any signings in January according to a feature in the Mail on Sunday.
In a ‘special report’ compiled by Rob Draper, Raul Sanllehi revealed that he ‘doesn’t believe’ in the January transfer window. Unless there are serious injuries, Arsenal’s shop will remain shut.
“I don’t believe much in the winter window,” Sanllehi said.
“There are exceptions. But if you have the right planification (sic) in the summer and the team are performing at the level you expect, you should not go to that window or try to avoid it.
“It’s there for emergencies, a big injury or if something is really not working and you need to recover there. I give much more importance to the summer windows.”
Arsene Wenger wasn’t much of a fan of the January window either. He believed that prices were inflated due to the ‘panicky’ nature of having to buy mid-season.
“We did investment (this summer) very early because we understand this market as being inflationary, so the longer you take to make the signings the higher the prices normally become,” Sanllehi added.“We did all the homework beforehand, I would say from February, March.”