Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta during a training session at London Colney on November 23, 2023 in St Albans, England.

Arsenal FFP update, with Gunners ‘sailing close to the wind’ – affecting their transfer plans: report

Arsenal could have to be creative to sign new players this January, with Financial Fair Play to consider.

The Gunners spent around £200 million over the summer, having to sign David Raya on an initial loan deal with an option to make it permanent. This week, Arsenal have indicated their intention to trigger the option on the Spaniard as per Fabrizio Romano, though questions remain over their ability to make further acquisitions. 

The Athletic’s David Ornstein has commented on the club’s financial situation going forward, suggesting that the club have “financial manoeuvrability”.

David Raya of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Arsenal FC at Goodison Park on September 17, 2023 in Liverpool, England.

David Raya is moving to north London permanently (Image credit: Getty Images)

“Judging by their most signing (David Raya) being a loan for P&S [profit and sustainability] purposes, I imagine Arsenal (who have always been very diligent around this subject) are among a number of clubs sailing close to the wind,” Ornstein confirmed on his Ask Ornstein Q&A.

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