Arsene Wenger was in cheeky mood today when asked about the possibility of signing Schalke’s Julian Draxler.
Pressed on reports earlier this week that the club were trying to do a deal this January, and on suggestions the player himself had been spotted having a tour of Arsenal’s training ground, the boss said, “That’s like an unidentified flying object. Some see them everywhere!”
However, anyone expecting any kind of imminent announcement ought not to hold their breath as the boss said, “The transfer period lasts until the 31st of January. Are we close to sign anybody? At the moment I would say no.”
In fact, he went as far as to suggest that the January window should be done away with.
“I would sign for the January transfer window to be scrapped completely,” he said. “The January transfer market will not be busy, it is a low-key market this year. The financial resources this season explains why the league is so tight.
“We have a very even squad, quality wise. We are on a good run and that helps confidence. At the moment we are not close to signing anybody.”
Of course there’s still plenty of time for the manager to assess his options, but right now there’s a strange haunting tune playing an a glowing figure in the woods …
… who could it be?