Arsenal manager Unai Emery has acknowledged that the club may look to sign one or two players during the winter transfer window, although he is not entirely confident regarding the prospects.
The Gunners had recently gone through a lean phase with just one point accumulated from the away trips to Brighton & Hove Albion and Liverpool but they managed to start 2019 in style with a 4-1 triumph over Fulham.
Though the performance was far from impressive on the defensive front, Emery’s team managed to find the scoresheet when it mattered and this has brought them within two points off fourth-placed Chelsea, though the Blues have a game in hand.
Speaking after the victory, Emery was asked about the club’s chances of improving the squad during the winter period where he was rather optimistic while saying:
“It’s not easy to change or improve our team with the possibilities in the transfer market, but the club is working. We are looking at different possibilities.
“Maybe we can improve in the transfer market if we get the opportunity. Maybe we can sign one or two players, but it’s not easy.”
Meanwhile, the Spanish tactician was quizzed about the recent speculation linking the club with Chelsea captain Gary Cahill but he happened to rebuff those claims, he further told: “We didn’t speak about him.”
The central defence has undoubtedly been the weak point for the Gunners during the first half of the season and this has witnessed them keep just three clean sheets from the 21 league games to date.
As such, there appears the genuine need for another top-class recruit at the heart of the backline but it remains to be seen whether the club can find a player matching the manager’s requirements while fitting their budget.
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