Arsenal Only Operating In Loan Market, Unai Emery Admits

Arsenal Only Operating In Loan Market, Unai Emery Admits

"You have to balance the players because they play a lot of matches in the next month, with the Europa League and the FA Cup".

It has been suggested that with Arsenal unable to match his reported £10m asking price, Suarez could initially join on loan with a view to a permanent deal.

Emery was also asked about rumours Arsenal are interested in Denis Suarez, with the midfielder on the fringes at Barcelona.

Ramsey is out of contact at the end of season, having spent 11 years at the club following his move from Cardiff as an 18-year-old, but Emery said the player remains focused on seeing out his deal at the Emirates.

"I don't know about his situation".

The club is seemingly short of funds and this week, a number of reports have claimed that the Gunners can only sign players on loan in this January window, something which Unai Emery confirmed.

"We can not sign permanently", he added. We can use the players in the match on Saturday after a week of rest.

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"I say to him every day, is that we need his performance for us", Emery said.

Arsenal will move level with four-placed Chelsea with a victory over West Ham United in Saturday's early kick-off.

"I asked at Blackpool if he was OK to help us play and he said: "Yeah, coach, I want to play" and he played with a very big behaviour and commitment to us".

"But I am happy with every player today, it is really some injuries that didn't help us in the last matches because we struggled with different injuries with the players".

It is added that the Gunners are leading the race for his signature with manager Emery giving the green light for the club to recruit the former Monaco man.

'After one month playing with us, he is coming back by playing three matches in a week.