Arsenal turns his attention to overseas destinations for the next two transfer windows after being stunned by the untold costs of local stars
- The Gunners were eliminated from summer moves for two local players
- Arsenal is now focusing its scouting network on identifying overseas destinations
- Defender Rob Holding was the last British player to be signed by the club in 2016
Sami Mokbel for MailOnline
Arsenal are suspended for signing British players as the club's financial constraints continue to get under control.
Sportsmail understands that Gunners' new transfer command, led by recruiting chief Sven Mislintat, has been surprised by the cost of signing local players.
As a result, the club and its scouting staff are focused on identifying goals before the next transfer window.
Rob Holding was the last British player to be signed by Arsenal out of Bolton in 2016 for £ 2.5m
Arsenal has offered two first-class local players in recent months – but both times Gunners have eaten at this price.
The last British player to be signed by the club was Rob Holding in 2016, who cost Bolton only £ 2.5 million.
Previously, Danny Welbeck had come in 2014 for 16 million pounds from Manchester United.
Goalkeeper Petr Cech will play Blackpool's Blackpool thigh after a thigh injury
Arsenal has shown interest in Tom Cairney of Fulham in recent months, but the likely cost of signing the midfielder has caused concern behind the scenes.
Finances at the Emirates Stadium are tight after two seasons outside the Champions League, and the club is concerned that the prize for domestic stars is not the best value for the club.
Arsenal will face Blackpool in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, with Petr Cech slamming after a thigh injury.
Cech was on the bench for the draw at the Crystal Palace on Sunday. Bernd Leno kept his place in the starting lineup, although the former Chelsea star was fully fit again.
But Cech will give a chance tonight to regain his place in the Premier League.
The goalkeeper will be one of a few older players who have to face the tangerines. Unai Emery is planning a mix of experience and youth.
He said, "We will select 18 players for the Blackpool game, the young players as well. We will have a mix to achieve the best performance against Blackpool and to respect them. For us the Carabao Cup is very important. It's a chance to win a trophy, and for tomorrow a chance to play in front of our fans at the Emirates Stadium in this competition. "