3 reasons why Arsenal did not need to make any January signings

  • The January transfer window will close on Thursday
  • Arsenal have not bought any new players this month
  • Big summer spend had put the club in danger of FFP breach
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So, it looks like Arsenal will end the January transfer window with no new signings, and that does not have to be a bad thing.

The Gunners’ inaction is quite surprising as, earlier this month, Mikel Arteta spoke of how injuries had left his side “really short” in certain positions and even declared he was “open” to conducting business.

However, zero incomings suggest FFP officials got their wish in the end, and the boss will need to make the most of his current squad if we are to finish 2023/24 with silverware.

3 reasons why Arsenal did not need to spend this winter

It has been a quiet winter that will frustrate some fans, but here are three reasons why Arsenal are right not to invest.

1. Plenty of options already

Reiss Nelson
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Maybe Arteta should be grateful for what he has…

Although there is always room for improvement, Arsenal still boast a very strong roster and have little reason to hit the panicked January sales.

Our first team contains several top-class players as it is and will soon have Thomas Partey and Fabio Vieira back in the mix. Meanwhile, Emile Smith Rowe, Reiss Nelson and Jakub Kiwior are among a host of talents who already earn negligible game time and could be called upon for both the European and domestic challenge.

Bearing this in mind, it seems Arteta has plenty to work with and should try to get more out of his bench or Hale End if extra options are required, as any new faces would only cement his anti-youth image.

Shiny new toys might create excitement, but our own ranks bear unlocked potential.  

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