Arsenal seal first signing of January window, but Gunners fans need not get hopes up ahead of deadline
Premier League giants Arsenal have on Monday confirmed a fresh addition to the club’s personnel ranks. Fans of the Gunners, however, need not get overly excited by the news…
The club’s first incoming of the January window? Auston Trusty.
As confirmed in a statement on the club’s official website, defender Trusty has opted to take his talents to north London from MLS outfit Colorado Rapids, for an undisclosed fee.
The 23-year-old, however, will not be at the disposal of Mikel Arteta for some time yet.
This comes with Trusty, who helped the Rapids to top spot in the MLS’ Western Conference in 2021, set to remain on loan in Denver for the remainder of the season.
And, from here, Arsenal’s intention is to farm their new defender out on another temporary stint away from the Emirates, this time in Europe, for the 2022/23 campaign.
Amid all the madness tonight, Arsenal have announced the signing of Auston Trusty from Colorado Rapids.
The 23-year-old defender will remain with the Rapids on loan until at least the summer, with Arsenal then planning to send him on loan to Europe for the 2022/23 season. pic.twitter.com/POvApgO9MR
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) January 31, 2022
‘No late signings expected’
Those of an Arsenal persuasion who remain hopeful of their side yet pulling a major signing out of the bag prior to the fast-approaching transfer deadline need not get their hopes up.
This comes with the only major piece of business left to be sorted by Edu Gaspar and the transfer team at the Emirates coming in the form of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s imminent Barcelona switch.
As confirmed by the reliable Mark Mann-Bryans of the Press Association, beyond this, ‘no late signings’ are expected to link up with Mikel Arteta’s squad.
Aubameyang taking quite a pay cut to join Barcelona. Needs to fit into FFP commitments but player was obviously keen to make move happen.
For Arsenal, they save £££ on wages and remove a player who wasn’t playing, or even training, with first team.
No late signings expected.
— Mark Mann-Bryans (@MarkyMBryans) January 31, 2022
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