Why just because moyes says he may look at the loan market for a striker in Jan mean that he's got no Arteta money!?!?
The man is talking correct... Jan is a terrible time to buy.. Overpriced players usually. If it's better to take a quality player like Defoe on loan knowing it's just for 6 months and looking again in the summer for a permanent then si be it.
People jump to there own conclusions based on moyes interviews. A sensible comment regarding a loan and all of a sudden it's " the Arteta money has gone to the banks"
Okay. At one point can we not 'jump to conclusions' then? We haven't spent a transfer fee on a first team player purchase for nearly 2 years and 4 months.
Why do you have this incredibly optimistic view that the Arteta money will be spent, when the Piennaar money wasn't, the Yak money wasn't and the Beckford money wasn't?
I actually agree that January IS a terrible time to be buying players - WHICH IS WHY we should be buying players in the summer.
But we don't because all the money goes to the banks.
They're taking us for fools - it's all very easy to publicly hand-wring and blame the terrible January transfer market for not buying anyone - all very convenient, especially when you have no money to spend in the first place and have no real intention of buying anyone in January, or indeed any time of the year.