Unai Emery wants Arsenal to strengthen two positions in the January transfer window

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Arsenal have had a quiet winter transfer window so far, but they have been heavily linked with Barcelona's Denis Suarez. 

Reports suggest that a deal is close - but the two clubs differ on certain parts of it. 

The Gunners prefer an agreement that would see the midfielder join on-loan this month, with a view of buying him outright in six months time. 

Barca however, want to cash in on Suarez now, rather than in the summer.

So, it's unclear if any deal will be reached before the January window slams shut in eight days time. 

An interest in Suarez may be Arsenal's most talked about business, but according to Unai Emery, there are more signings that he's hoping to make this month.


When asked if the Gunners will be confirming any deals over the next week or so, the Spaniard suggested that he's looking for players to fill the gap that injuries have left in his squad. 

"The club continues to work on that," Emery said while addressing the press, per the Mirror.

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"It’s difficult, you know, but I am working with our players and I think we need - and we can - sign some players to help after our injuries like Rob Holding, like [Danny] Welbeck, like Hector Bellerin.

"The club is working. They know our intentions, our possibilities for signing players that can help us."

As well as suggesting that there's a real possibility Arsenal can strengthen in this window, Emery also pinpointed two positions he wants to bolster. 



"The idea is firstly to find the quality and this quality can help us," he continued. 

"We need, if he can come here, a winger for the right or left or some players also at centre back."

So, despite the suggestion that Arsenal have no money to spend in January, Emery has left the door open to potential signings - but only if they're what the club really needs. 

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