Highly-regarded journalist David Ornstein has shared what he knows regarding any plans Arsenal have over buying or selling players in the January transfer window.
The Gunners are yet to secure any new additions so far but that may well change with three weeks still left before the window is closed.
Mikel Arteta has done well to revive Arsenal’s season so far, especially after the big win over Manchester United last week, which was followed by a victory over Leeds United in the third round of the FA Cup on Monday night.
Even though the Gunners may be back in form, there is no denying that the squad needs some kind of overhaul, whether it is to happen this month or in the summer.
After last summer’s serious spending in the transfer market, it might not be reasonable to expect the club to splash the cash again this winter.
Before addressing the possibility of any new players being signed, David Ornstein first revealed that the Gunners are looking to clear out a whopping total of 12 players.
“Arsenal, I’m told, are looking to shift up to 12 players,” Ornstein revealed via the Athletic Podcast.
“On loan, and/or permanently. Of course, the majority of those will be young players who need to get some game time.
“We know that Eddie Nketiah will go out on loan again, having been recalled from Leeds. Elsewhere you’ll likely see a loan for Emile Smith Rowe, depending on his fitness and finding the right option.
“I think those are the two players that clubs have come in and presented for.”
Regarding moves for new signings, Ornstein added that the club does not seem likely to secure any incoming deals for now.
“I’m not sure on any permanents, I’m not sure on any incomings at Arsenal. It could be quite a busy time for outgoings of more peripheral players.” he concluded