Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been handed with a budget of around £20m to spend during the January transfer window.
Mesut Ozil is soon expected to leave on a free transfer, but it is revealed that may not necessarily boost the club’s budget for the window.
Arteta has only £20m to spend on a creative midfielder and so far, he has not found any suitable target within the price range.
The Championship side won’t accept anything other than a straight-cash deal and that has put off the Gunners from making a move.
The Gunners are currently 11th on the Premier League table with 26 points. They have recently found form with three victories on the bounce.