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Arsenal and Unai Emery to receive surprise windfall that will boost January transfer budget

Arsenal could be set to receive another timely windfall ahead of the January transfer window.

Amid reports in the summer that head coach Unai Emery had just £45m to work with following the club’s double failure at securing Champions League football for this season, there were plenty of suggestions for how the Gunners could increase the transfer budget.

One was to ask owner Stan Kroenke for a cash injection and another was to raise funds with the help of a former player.

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In the end the north London outfit benefited from Ismael Bennacer’s move to AC Milan as they reportedly included a 30% sell-on fee clause after selling him to Empoli.

They also raised funds by selling Alex Iwobi to Everton for a reported £40m fee on transfer deadline day last week.

And now there’s talk of…