Arsenal manager Unai Emery gloomy about the chances of the club signing a big name during the transfer year of January, but insists that the exit of Sven Mislintat is not the fault
Riath Al-Samarrai for MailOnline
Unai Emery is pessimistic about the chances of Arsenal making signing sessions this month – but urged Thursday that the situation was not hindered by the expected departure of head of recruitment Sven Mislintat.
Emery indicated earlier that there would be no money for permanent arrivals and seemed downbeat at his weekly press conference on the prospects of signing a single loan for the next two weeks.
Although he would not be attracted by the specific progress of their relocation for Denis Suarez in Barcelona, in which Arsenal would lend the midfielder for a permanent deal in the summer, he was unable to offer guarantees for reinforcements.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery seemed to be excluding big names this month
He said: & # 39; This transfer window is not easy to take players who can help us with better performance than the players we have now.
The club works and I spoke with Sven, with Raul (Sanllehi, their head of football) about different possibilities with players.
& # 39; They work, but it is not easy to take players who can now help us with great performances. I think it's more one transfer for something special that you need and that can help us.
We're watching, the club is working with the ability to borrow players and if we can take it to help us in a different position on the team, then maybe we can. & # 39;
About Suarez he added: "It's private conversations between us. I do not want to tell you this private conversation with the club. & # 39;
Emery gives instructions from the sidelines during the loss of Arsenal to West Ham last weekend
Because Arsenal runs the biggest risk of being cut off from the top four if they lose against Chelsea on Saturday, the need for new signing sessions seems to be high, making the situation with Mislintat even greater.
Emery admitted that he felt in the dark about the future of the German, but insisted that their work on recruitment was not influenced by the situation.
He said: & # 39; I have been working with him for the past two weeks. We had two or three meetings together and we are working normally. I do not know of any other problem for him. & # 39;
Asked if Mislintat would leave, he said: & # 39; I do not know. When I spoke to him, it was all normal. My relationship with him for transfers in the last two or three weeks, that is what we are talking about. & # 39;