Unai Emery: Arsenal can only make loan signings in January

Rex Christensen
January 12, 2019

Emery's side are also in the last 32 of the Europa League where they will face BATE Borisov over two legs next month.

The Arsenal boss called him "a very good player", but told reporters he "cannot say any more".

The Gunners, who signed five first-team players in the summer window, have been strongly linked with a move for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez.

Emery confirmed in a pre-match press conference on Thursday that Arsenal will not be making any permanent signings during the January transfer window , but admitted that loan signings are possible.

"We can not sign permanently".

Marca says Suarez has always been linked with the Gunners and has previous with boss Unai Emery. But at the moment I don't have news on that.

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Koscielny will be eased back gently, though, with Emery explaining: 'It's not easy for him to play three matches in one week, and we pushed him and he was playing three matches during the week, but not ninety minutes each match'.

Emery has already acknowledged that the club are seeking potential loan deals for the window with the obligation to buy and such kind of approach could hamper their prospects of signing Carrasco.

"If we can find one player who can help us like we need, with the quality and a different player for getting in our squad, we are going to do it".

Arsenal travel to West Ham on Saturday before hosting Chelsea, the Blues occupying fourth place in the table, in a Premier League London derby next weekend. "In the last match [against Blackpool in the FA Cup] I was very happy with him".

Asked if he would make changes to the squad's training schedule ahead of their 32nd game of the season, Emery explained: 'We are doing that.

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