OXFORD United’s headway in the transfer market has been held up by the appointment of Unai Emery.

The Spaniard was officially unveiled as Arsenal’s new manager on Wednesday, replacing Arsene Wenger.

However, that has instantly had ramifications for Karl Robinson.

United’s boss had contacted the Gunners about the possibility of taking a young player on loan next season.

But Emery has put a halt on any deals going ahead until he has had the chance to look closely at his squad.

“I spoke to someone at Arsenal about maybe doing something there,” Robinson admitted.

“But since they have got the new manager, he wants to look at everybody before he makes a decision which is fair enough.

“You have to respect and appreciate that and just understand that some deals might be done late.”

Robinson is speaking to numerous Premier League sides about the possibility of taking young talent on loan.

And he believes there is a much greater chance of landing targets now the U’s have reverted back to a tried-and-trusted strategy, after taking a different approach at the start of last season.

However, United’s boss is extremely conscious not to flood his squad with loanees.

“We can’t afford to buy Premier League players, but there will be some young players from there we can look to build on,” he said.

“But we have to have players of our own that we can keep our model working and moving forward.

“I don’t think Oxford did well in the loan window last season, but before that Premier League teams had trusted the manager with their players.

“That was because the style was correct and of an ilk Premier League teams could see there was a way and philosophy.”