Manager Unai Emery is playing the waiting game in the transfer market – and just when it appeared things were close, a bomb was dropped.
There is one name on the Arsenal fans’ slips at the moment and now it is all abut patience.
But Emery’s confession has thrown doubt over a number of things.
The Gunners boss is looking for help all over the pitch and that has seen him linked with a high number of players already this window.
But what will the latest revelation do to his plans?
Here’s what’s caught our eye…
Emery tells it like it is
It’s not the news Arsenal fans want to hear.
“We cannot sign permanently,” Emery said when talking warchests. “Only loan players.”
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Ramsey’s head turned?
It appeared on Wednesday that the pen was nearly in hand for Aaron Ramsey to sign on the dotted line at Juventus .
But sources suggest there is another club tempting the Welshman and his representatives.
The midfielder has less than six months to run on his deal and won’t be offered terms by the Gunners.
Ever deal to be done?
Spanish reports have linked Arsenal with a move for Sevilla midfield man Ever Banega.
Emery didn’t play the reports down and is said to be keen to link up again with the 30-year-old.
“I know this player and he is a very good player,” Emery said. “I cannot tell you more.”