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Report claims Arsenal aren’t planning for January additions

Arsenal apparently have no plans to make further additions to their squad during the January transfer window.

Unai Emery’s side enjoyed a summer of significant investment at the Emirates, making six new signings including the club-record £72m purchase of winger Nicolas Pepe from Lille.

Despite reports that the club were working with a restricted budget, Arsenal were amongst the highest spenders in the Premier League as they bid to return to the Champions League following a three-year absence.

In addition to Pepe, Arsenal secured the £25m signing of Kieran Tierney from Celtic, whilst experienced defender David Luiz arrived from London rivals Chelsea.

Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos also signed on a season-long loan deal, and the club concluded their business with deals for prospects Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba, though the latter was loaned back to Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne for the 2019/20 campaign.

The North London side have begun the new campaign in positive fashion, with Emery’s side currently sitting third in the division having lost just once – to league leaders Liverpool – in their opening eight fixtures of the season.

The club have also began their Europa League campaign impressively, securing back-to-back wins over Eintracht Frankfurt and Standard Lierge to sit top of Group F as they bid to go one better following last season’s final defeat.

According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, the club have no plans to further strengthen their options in the winter window, with the board confident their summer outlay will secure their objective of returning to Europe’s elite.

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