Unai Emery says Arsenal can't make permanent signings this month

Unai Emery says Arsenal can't make permanent signings this month

Unai Emery says Arsenal can't make permanent signings this month

Arsenal are fifth in the Premier League, three points outside the top four, as they seek a Champions League return in Emery's first season in charge.

However, with Aaron Ramsey now all set for a move to Juventus when his contract expires at the end of the season, Emery needs to plan for the future so Ozil should get the nod over the Welshman. "We can only loan players".

Though he is keen to bolster his squad but Arsenal being short on money can only afford transfer at loans.

"I don't know his situation now", Emery said.

Arsenal travel to West Ham on Saturday before hosting Chelsea, the Blues occupying fourth place in the table, in a Premier League London derby next weekend.

"My idea and focus, I say to him every day, is that we need his performance for us", he said. I asked in the last match at Blackpool if he is 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.

"We can not sign permanently", he added.

"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".

"We both spoke about the situation with respect from him and from us".

Bellerin has been sidelined for the past six games since picking up a calf injury against Southampton last month while Monreal, who has extended his Arsenal contract until the end of the season according to ESPN FC sources, hasn't featured since the 3-1 win against Burnley on December 22.

"I want his behaviour and his focus to be on West Ham on Saturday".

Arsenal have been handed a major injury boost ahead of the game as Hector Bellerin is back from a calf injury while Nacho Monreal is also pushing for a recall after recovering from a niggling hamstring problem. Also, we are giving chances to the young players and finding with them the regularity to be consistent when we need them to be.

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