Raul Sanllehi provides transfer update on Arsenal’s search for new centre-half

first_imgArsenal are still hoping to sign another defender after completing the transfer of William Saliba (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi insists the club are working ‘every hour of every day’ to ensure further signings are made before the transfer window shuts.The Spaniard faced a group of the club’s fans at a stormy Q&A session at the Emirates Stadium last night, alongside new technical director Edu and managing director Vinai Venkatesham.Arsenal confirmed the signings of Dani Cabellos on loan from Real Madrid and William Saliba from Saint-Etienne on Thursday, but the Frenchman will be sent back to the Ligue 1 side for the whole of next season.With captain Laurent Koscielny effectively on strike, Arsenal fans are growing increasingly concerned that Unai Emery will start the new campaign at Newcastle with a defence weaker in terms of personel than the one which shipped 51 Premier League goals last season and capitulated in the Europea League final against Chelsea.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I cannot say a name because I wouldn’t be doing my job,’ said Sanllehi, via Arseblog, addressing specific concerns over the state of Arsenal’s defence. ‘If I say a name, I walk out the door tonight and he’s £10m more expensive.‘The transfer window is a moving target, I have been doing this for 16 years now and I know that some windows are harder than others.‘This is a particularly hard window. When I talk with other clubs, this is a common knowledge.‘There is a bit of stagnation in the market and you don’t see the number of signings you normally see just yet. Advertisement Advertisement Raul Sanllehi provides transfer update on Arsenal’s search for new centre-half William Saliba will return to Saint-Etienne for the season after completing his move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘I don’t know exactly how things will turn out, but I can assure you we are working every hour of every day. I think it’s a bit like school, where you evaluate your grade at the end of the school year and not in the middle.‘What is most important is to talk with the coach, about how he is feeling about the team, what system he wants to play.‘He knows more than anyone, more than me, about what he wants. We’re going to do our best and we will keep working, but I will not mention any names.’More: SchoolMum finds girl, 6, rubbing talcum powder on her face to make herself whiteParents vow to homeschool son after headteacher bans face masks in classTrans boy, 17, waiting two and a half years to get an appointment at gender clinic Metro Sport ReporterFriday 26 Jul 2019 8:36 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Commentlast_img read more