Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has said that he is planning two or three scenarios for the next transfer window, based on the factors which may not be under the club’s control.
The season is currently on hold with the increasing threat due to the coronavirus pandemic and the Premier League recently confirmed that the campaign won’t restart at the beginning of next month.
As such, it is unclear when the season will resume and that should have a direct impact on the opening of the transfer window which will be delayed, as confirmed by FIFA.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Arteta said that he has devised a few transfer scenarios and admitted that there is the possibility that the club may fail to make any signings before next season.
“I am planning (for) two or three different scenarios that we can face. Depending on (which) one of those three, we will be able to do more, less or nothing. We don’t know, we have to react daily to that,” he told.
“We don’t know the financial situation what it’s going to be, we don’t know what the rules (will be), the timing, we don’t know the window. It’s so many things we cannot control at the moment.”
As things stand, the Premier League are focused on the safety and welfare of the players and the season may not recommence until there is an improvement on the current situation.
A potential void of the top-flight season does not appear an option at the moment. In case that happens, the teams may have a much lesser amount to do their respective transfer business during the summer.