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Arsenal are working to bring in two new players before Tuesday’s transfer deadline, manager Unai Emery has said.
Emery has previously said that the Gunners were only looking at loan options because the club is not in a position to buy players due to the wage bill.
With the transfer deadline looming, Emery has confirmed they are looking to a couple of players, but insists he is only interested if they are going to help the club.
“This transfer [window] is not easy and the message is the club is working on different players and the possibility if it can be is good for us,” he told reporters.
“We are looking at two different players and the possibility they can come. If they aren’t coming to help us like we want, I prefer they don’t come.”
Despite injuries to Sokratis Papastathopoulos (ankle) and Laurent Koscielny (jaw), Emery is not looking at strengthening his defensive options.
“We have enough players, centre-backs in the squad. Only we’re having a lot of injuries and a lot in this position,” he said.
“If we can bring another player and when all the players want to play, we can have a lot of trouble in the future.”