Sky reporter on what he has ‘been told’ about Arsenal incomings and Upamecano stance
Arsenal’s stance on potential deals in the January transfer window, as well as the truth about the Gunner’s interest in Dayot Upamecano, has been revealed by Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth.
The Gunners were not active for much of last summer’s transfer window but that changed dramatically later on as the likes of Nicolas Pepe and William Saliba were signed for premium fees.
With a couple of key first team players struggling to stay fit this season as the club remains well outside of the top four of the Premier League, it would certainly make sense for Mikel Arteta to spend this month.
As usual, the Gunners will be linked with various names, but after only a week into the transfer window, it might be too early to expect any deals.
According to Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth though, what he is hearing is that Arsenal are not likely to make any new signings for now at least.
“I’ve been told that incomings at the Emirates Stadium are unlikely at this stage, but things can change with plenty of days to go of course,” Sheth said, as per the Express
“There are a couple of reasons for this, one being that Arsenal spent close to £150million on transfers this summer.
“One of those transfers they played close to £30m for Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba, they returned him on loan and he will come back to Arsenal in the summer. There’s no recall option in this month.
“Arsenal have got to weigh up whether they bring in someone for basically six months because of William Saliba, they rate him really highly.”
Regarding Dayot Upamecano, the Sky Sports journalist has revealed that the Gunners did have an interest in the defender last summer but any move this month is unlikely to happen due to how expensive it could be.
“There was another player they were linked with in the summer, the RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.” he added
“It is something they were interested in the summer, we understand that Arsenal are not willing to pay significant sums of money in January given what they did in the summer.
“Also RB Leipzig don’t want to let this guy go, they are top of the Bundesliga and the last 16 of the Champions League where they will be playing Tottenham Hotspur.”