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#5 Guillem Balague gives an update on Arsenal
The Gunners are currently finding it hard to find form but it seems like they won’t be spending big in the winter market. The Londoners have spent quite a lot in their last two windows and it looks like there won’t be a hattrick of big-spending windows.
According to Guillem Balague, the Londoners’ spending in the last couple of windows have put them in a situation where they have three players – Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan – with considerable wages.
“Arsenal spent a lot of money in the summer,” he was quoted as saying.
“They spent a lot of money in the previous window in the winter transfer market with Aubameyang.
“And they spent a lot of money on three players especially in terms of wages - Aubameyang, Ozil and (Henrikh) Mkhitaryan.”
As a result, the idea for the winter transfer wasn’t to spend big to reinforce the team but make bargain signings to plug the gaps. However, Balague doesn’t think that defense is one of those gaps and that only a bargain deal would make the Gunners sign a defender.
“So the conditions were clear for this one that they have to just try to fill the holes. Two holes mostly - and not a centre-back hole unless a bargain appears in the market.”
Finally, all is not gloomy for the Londoners as there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel for them if Balague is to be believed. He stated that the Gunners will have money to spend in the summer transfer window.
“The good news for Arsenal fans is in the summer there will be money.”