Raul Sanllehi outlines Arsenal’s January transfer plans after Mikel Arteta arrival

first_imgArsenal’s heirarchy made the decision to sack Unai Emery and hire Arteta (Picture: Getty)Head of football Sanllehi has previous described the summer window as ‘strategic’ while January is rather more spontaneous, responding to any squad issues that arise or players that become available.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked if that is still the case following Arteta’s appointment, Sanllehi told the club’s website: ‘It is in general. The strategic window by definition is the summer window that’s when you plan the season ahead.‘Last summer we did an incredible effort where we were very grateful to the support we got from our ownership.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘We went really one step further and made a real investment that increased our expectations for the season.‘The winter window is much more for tactical. We are going to get our conversations now between Mikel and Edu to see what things we can do. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 21 Dec 2019 11:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3kShares Raul Sanllehi outlines Arsenal’s January transfer plans after Mikel Arteta arrival The Spaniard will have a say in the players Arsenal target in upcoming windows (Picture: AFP)Raul Sanllehi says Arsenal could be active in the January transfer market and new head coach Mikel Arteta will begin discussing possible targets with technical director Edu.The Gunners unveiled their new boss on Friday afternoon and Arteta was in the stands at Goodison Park on Saturday to watch his new club draw 0-0 with Everton – extending a run of just one win in 15 matches this season.Arsenal were very busy in the summer transfer window, breaking their record to sign £72million man Nicolas Pepe, reinforcing their defence and buying emerging talent. Commentcenter_img Arteta and technical director Edu were deep in discussions at Goodison (Reuters)‘Again, the strategic window and the one Edu and his team are really working on is for the long-term and that’s the summer window.’Arsenal signed Pepe, David Luiz, Kieran Tierney, Gabriel Martinelli and brought Dani Ceballos in on loan from Real Madrid in a busy summer, while they also agreed a deal for William Saliba and immediately loaned him back to Saint-Etienne, and they are likely to be significantly quieter in January.MORE: Lucas Torreira shares touching moment with Freddie Ljungberg after Arsenal’s clash with EvertonMORE: Calum Chambers reveals what Mikel Arteta told Arsenal players in dressing room before Everton matchMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Advertisementlast_img