Arsenal manager Unai Emery drops new January transfer hint

ARSENAL manager Unai Emery has dropped a fresh transfer hint in the wake of the disappointing defeat to West Ham.

The Gunners were beaten 1-0 on Saturday with Declan Rice scoring the only goal of the game.

Mesut Ozil was left out for Arsenal despite training all week and their lack of creativity showed in east London.

Arsenal’s defensive problems were also at the fore again with Emery’s side constantly struggling at the back.

The Spaniard recently said that the Emirates outfit will only be able to bring in targets on loan.

But he has spoken again and Emery’s latest comments may give some hope to Arsenal fans, with Emirates chiefs hard at work on potential deals.

“We have good players,” Emery told Sky Sports.

“We need to continue to working and taking confidence.

“The club is working but I am happy with the players.”

It’s believed that Arsenal are on something of a cost-cutting measure following recent big money moves for the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.

The Gunners also put Mesut Ozil on a huge contract with the German believed to be earning £350,000 per week.

Aaron Ramsey is set to leave the club, either for a cut-price fee this month or on a free in the summer.

And Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes that is down to previous big spending.

“If Arsenal are admitting they are only able to sign loan players, then it is staggering that they are happy to let one of their prize assets leave for nothing,” he told the Daily Mail.

“Juventus looks the most likely destination for Aaron Ramsey when his contract runs out at the end of the season. The Italian champions must be rubbing their hands together.

“All day on Thursday, sports channels were showing Ramsey’s highlights reel. This is a player who has scored some magnificent goals.

“In October he rounded off a flowing team move against Fulham which had fans singing: ‘We’ve got our Arsenal back.’

“Ramsey has conducted himself with great dignity this season but it is astonishing that Arsenal, a powerhouse in the English game, could not put together a package to keep him.

“The team are still formidable going forward. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are good enough to grace any team in the Premier League’s top six.

“But the £100m spent to sign those players last season and hefty wages given to other star players has led to this situation.”