Arsene Wenger says he expects to be busy in January when the transfer window opens, ready to bolster the Arsenal squad as they seek their first Premier League title since 2004.
At his press conference this morning, the manager was asked if he would be busy in the January transfer window. He replied, “I will be busy, for sure.”
The response seemed to surprise the journalist who asked him to repeat it, leading the Frenchman to repeat, “I will be busy. I said one month ago that we are short, especially in midfield.”
Wenger wouldn’t be drawn on stories about FC Basel’s Mohamed Elnenny, saying, “Unfortunately I cannot say anything about this player because nothing has been concluded.”
Of course for something to be concluded it has be started first, and the smart money would be on the Egyptian international joining the club very early in 2016. And from what he’s saying, it sounds like he won’t be the only January arrival, fingers crossed.
There’s also the possibility of some transfer activity the other way, with Wenger not ruling out the departure of unsettled Mathieu Debuchy.