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Ex-Gunner Nicholas slams Arsenal’s transfer policy as ‘a joke’

Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas has described the clubs approach to the transfer window as ‘an absolute joke’ with the Gunners scratching around to try sign players on loan.

With one of the most boring transfer windows just hours away from coming to an end, Arsenal have been linked with a whole host of players, with the likes of Ivan Perisic, Yannick Carrasco, Cristopher Nkunku, and Gary Cahill all being linked with a move to the Emirates within the last 24 hours alone.

However, with less than six hours to go until tonight’s 11 pm deadline, the Gunners have only managed to sign Denis Suarez from Barcelona on loan, with the club having no money in the pot to complete permanent deals until the summer.

Arsenal currently have a crippling injury list in defence, with Sokratis, Laurent Koscielny, Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin currently in the treatment room, and former Gunners striker Charlie Nicholas thinks that it is a joke that the club can’t get someone in.

“I’m happy with anybody now to be honest because this Arsenal transfer philosophy is an absolute joke,” an angry Nicholas told Sky Sports News. “It really is a joke and has been ever since David Dein left the building.

“I’m confused because we all need defenders and they are hard to get. Liverpool spent £60m to £70m getting one of the best you can get, and we can’t seem to identify one.

“We’re the ninth richest club and we can only get loan deals. I don’t care if the manager likes this player or not, please Arsenal, get some defenders in!”

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