“Quiet Month At Arsenal” – David Ornstein Warns To Not Expect Much Activity In North London

By The Editor
on 12th January 2024

Arsenal will not be busy…


Arsenal are not expected to be busy in the January window with a move for Joshua Zirkzee labelled as “unfeasible”,  The Atheltic’s David Ornstein told the Transfer Gossip Daily Podcast.

The Telegraph reported earlier this week that Zirkzee was on Mikel Arteta’s radar as the Spaniard aims to cure Arsenal’s profligacy this term.

Arsenal have registered 63 shots at goal in our last three fixtures, yet that’s only yielded one goal – courtesy of Bukayo Saka’s opener against Fulham.

It has led fans to call on the club to make a move in the January window if we’re to compete for the title and the Champions League this season.

However, with the club sailing close to the surface in terms of the FFP limit, it’s suggested that any move for a forward will have to wait until the summer.

David Ornstein echoed those sentiments when he appeared on a BBC podcast, claiming that Arsenal didn’t have the resources to pursue Zirkzee – or anyone else – this winter.

“To do someone a deal like Zirkzee is pretty unfeasible this month, he’s attracting a lot of eyes across Europe,” the reliable reporter said.

“Bayern have some control over the situation due to some convoluted buyback possibility.

“I don’t think he will go to Arsenal, I think too much needs to happen and they’re planning for a quiet month at Arsenal.”

This current group scored almost 90 goals in the Premier League last term and Arteta is well within his rights to search for internal solutions.

While most of our attacking players are underperforming, the fact that the club decided to supplement what we had with a £65million move for a struggling Kai Havertz will continue to be criticised.

The move for the German will have a defining effect on our season.

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