Unai Emery has revealed that he would like Arsenal to sign a winger and a centre-half this month.
Emery has had a decent start to life in the Premier League, steering the North London club to within three points of the top four as they aim to return Champions League football to the Emirates after a two-year exile.
However, the Gunners have had a number of injuries to contend with, with Hector Bellerin being the latest to be admitted to the treatment room after being ruled out for the rest of the season after rupturing his ACL.
“The club continues to work on that. 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 Welbeck, like Hector Bellerin,” Emery said in his pre-match press conference.
“But we can play with the players we have now and the same message is to you and every supporter, we only want to sign one or two players who can really help us with good performances.
“The club is working. They know our intentions, our possibilities for signing players that can help us, but they work and also with communication to us.”
Emery added that he is aiming to bring in a versatile winger as well as a centre-back.
“The idea is firstly to find the quality and this quality can help us. We need, if he can come here, a winger for the right or left or some players also at centre back.
“But now, Dinos Mavropanos is coming back after his injuries and I think I can use him in the next matches.”
One player who has been linked with a move to the Emirates is Barcelona’s Denis Suarez, although Emery refused to discuss individual targets.
“I don’t want to speak about each player. I know the club is working with different players.”