Arsenal Can Only Afford Players on Loan – Unai Emery

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Arsenal will not be making any permanent signings during the January transfer window, Unai Emery has confirmed.

The Gunners strengthened considerably in the previous winter period, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan both added to the squad.

Arsenal then paid fees for Lucas Torreira, Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Matteo Guendouzi in the summer window as Unai Emery went about transforming Arsene Wenger’s side into his own.

This month, however, despite being linked with a number of high-profile targets, the club will only be allowed to sign players on a temporary basis.

Both Denis Suarez of Barcelona and Sevilla’s Ever Banega have been linked with the club, as well as Porto midfielder Hector Herrera, who would be able to join in the summer on a free transfer.

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“We cannot make payments to sign players,” Unai Emery told reporters. “We can only loan players.

“I don’t know about his [Suarez] situation. But we can only sign players on loan.”

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