Arsenal: Wenger doubts January signings

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that the club are unlikely to add to their squad with just a week left of the January transfer window.

The Gunners have been linked to a number of players in recent weeks, due to current injury problems in the squad. The recent injury to Theo Walcott gave Wenger more selection problems up top but he feels that the squad can cope.

It has been reported the Frenchman would look for another striker to help Olivier Giroud, but he doubts the Premier League leaders will add to their squad.

Despite being linked with Schalke’s Julian Draxler and Juventus’ Mirko Vuicinic, Wenger said: “It looks very unlikely. It is January 23 today and at the moment I must say we are not close to doing anything.

“I feel a bit guilty always going to a press conference during the transfer market and having nobody to announce (as a signing) but I don’t want to lie.

“We have Chamberlain back, Bendtner back and I hope next week Arteta and Ramsey back, so I feel overall we have the squad needed. We have Yaya Sanogo coming back into the squad next week as well.

“Overall we have a very strong squad. If something exceptional turns up we will do it but having said that not everybody will strengthen.
They buy, but buy does not always mean strengthen.”

Arsenal are next in action in the FA Cup when they take on Coventry on Friday night. Wenger is expected to drop several stars but they should still comfortably beat their League One opponents, and they are 5.00 to win the competition outright.

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