Arsenal supporters should not expect any big-name signings this January, according to ex-BBC and The Athletic journalist David Ornstein.
The Gunners spent big over the summer, with £72m winger Nicolas Pepe smashing their transfer record.
Many are hoping this will set the tone for future endeavours in the transfer market.
But fans have been told not to get their hopes up too much for January.
Ornstein has given an insight into how many clubs are doing less business in the winter nowadays.
And he predicts that after a reasonable start, Unai Emery and co. will keep quiet in the new year as they prefer to spend in the summer.
“I think it will be a quiet window for Arsenal and most other clubs,” Ornstein said during a Q&A for The Athletic.
“January is increasingly becoming a time for an emergency deal or two, or an opportunity too good to turn down.
“With more and more clubs getting their recruitment houses in order, we’re not seeing the kind of excitement that the Torres-Carroll window brought us.
“I’m not sure Arsenal need that much in January and certainly they, and others, far prefer using the summer window.”
Delving a little deeper into Arsenal’s transfer strategy in general going forward, Ornstein reckons Emery will continue to give youth a chance, having seen Pepe’s struggle to acclimatise to the Premier League.
Ornstein continued: “I’m not sure there are many clubs who want to make massive money signings and the Pepe adaptation period underlines how high price tags can often be like millstones.
“That said, Virgil van Dijk has proved otherwise but he’s a freak and I mean that in the most positive way.
“I think Arsenal – especially with Freddie Ljungberg in the coaching set-up – will really hope youth can be the way forward, alongside a sprinkling of stardust of course.”