Unai Emery says Arsenal "cannot" sign players in the January transfer window.
However, if they are to bolster their squad to pursue their goals then it will have to be short-term fixes instead of lavish spending - unlike this time past year when Arsenal broke their club transfer record to bring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund.
When Emery took charge of Arsenal last summer, he was joined by Lucas Torreira, Bernd Leno, Sokratis, Mattéo Guendouzi and Stephan Lichtsteiner.
The Arsenal manager, who has no issue with Aaron Ramsey reportedly close to leaving for Juventus on a free transfer at the end of the season, has been linked with moves for Barcelona's Denis Suarez and Sevilla's Ever Banega.
He said: "We can not sign permanently". "Only loan players. I don't know his [Suarez] situation now". "I am very happy", he said. "But we can only sign players on loan", goal.com quoted Emery, as saying. Only loan players." Of the link to Banega, former Sevilla boss Emery added: "I know this player and he's a very good player. "My responsibility is to work with them and here I want to do that". After, his future belongs to him, his family and agent. "It is really some injuries that didn't help us in the last matches because we struggled with different injuries with the players. if one or two players can come and help us, that is flawless".
West Ham's injury list has not lowered a little with a big part of first-team players still out injured.
"I respect his decision a lot".
"I don't know his situation now".
He has emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal in recent weeks in their bid to sign a replacement for outgoing midfielder Aaron Ramsey.
Arsenal have had an overall good season so far under Emery, going on a 22-match unbeaten streak across all competitions and are now fifth in the Premier League.
"I am happy because another player can have chances when one player is injured and they are doing well, that is the reason for us being calm and my confidence with the club is big, they are working and if one or two players can come and help us that is flawless".