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Gunners legend Ray Parlour believes Arsenal will struggle to find players that will strengthen its squad in the January transfer window.
The January transfer window opens officially in few hours and most clubs will be hoping to use this window to strengthen their squad depending on the targets they are trying to achieve at the end of the season.
Arsenal have been linked with a host of top players ahead of the winter transfer window but Parlour reckons he is not expecting big signings to arrive at the Emirates in January.
The winter transfer window is a very delicate one as most clubs are very reluctant to lose their star players mid-season and with the quality we have in our squad, Wenger needs only the proven players to strengthen his squad which will be difficult to sign at this point of the season.
When asked if Wenger will secure his top targets next month, Parlour answered, as quoted by the Daily Star: “I don’t think they can get them in January.”
It’s a frank admission and the former Gunner is right. Although it will make so much sense if we are able to strengthen our squad to boost our chances of winning the title, there is little we can do to force other clubs to let go of their star players.
Wenger has already hinted that it will be a quiet window at the Emirates, insisting he is happy with his current squad.
Arsenal’s history in the January transfer market in recent seasons also strengthens Wenger claims that there will be no new faces at the club in January. Mohammed Elneny is the only player that joined the club mid-season in the last couple of years.