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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3. No major problems to sort out

Mikel Arteta
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It appears the boss and I do not agree on the state of Arsenal affairs.

While a new LCM, striking reinforcements or even cover for William Saliba would undoubtedly boost our trophy dreams, none of these issues are so urgent as to warrant a rip-off winter splurge.

Beginning up front, the aforementioned return of Smith Rowe has brought us immediate relief and will help a misfiring attack to find form again, with the recent lack of goals owing more to low confidence than sub-standard personnel (remember, a club-record 88 strikes from this side last year!)    

Elsewhere, the Gunners have long-term midfield absentees to welcome back and a defence worthy of claiming the title, in addition to the fact that Takehiro Tomiyasu will return after the Asian Cup. News of Jurrien Timber’s recovery also means that, soon, he will be adding to the wealth of rearguard talent.

That is all to say that the bigger picture looks fine and we should flourish even if there is no further spending. Our lofty aims are already within reach.