David Ornstein on signings Arsenal ‘are looking to make’ before window closes
Reputable journalist David Ornstein has revealed what he knows regarding the Gunners’ plans to sign players before the transfer window is closed in a couple of weeks.
Arsenal have produced a certain level of improvement in their performances after the arrival of Mikel Arteta, who has taken over at the club as the replacement for Unai Emery.
Even though the team has struggled to put together a decent run of results this season, the club has remained reluctant to bring in reinforcements during the January transfer window.
As usual, the Gunners have been linked with a host of players across Europe but there has been no clear signs over whether any incoming deals will be completed.
According to David Ornstein though, Arsenal are actually ‘looking to make’ two new signings and a loan deal is what the club would prefer.
“I don’t know what assurances he was given, Mikel Arteta. But Arsenal are looking to make one to two loan signings during this January transfer window.” Ornstein said on The Ornstein & Chapman Podcast, as quoted by the Express.
“They’re not close on any of them just yet I’m afraid but that’s in keeping with what we’ve been talking about with the rest of the league. It would be a maximum of one to two loans from what I’m told.”
Nonetheless, the former BBC journalist claims Arteta is indeed satisfied with the level of talent he has in the current squad.
“Arteta feels he has a strong squad, especially when players come back from injury. My information is that one of those positions they are looking to fill is left centre-half, with a loan deal.” Ornstein said
“There’s also suggestions possibly of a central midfielder and maybe someone to cover in the full-back areas, with the injuries they’ve got there.
“They spent heavily last summer, so that’s got to be factored into the equation, especially around FFP. They, like many clubs, much prefer the summer window, so you can expect Arsenal to spend again next summer.”