Arsene Wenger says that now that January is underway and the window is open, the club will be looking do some transfer business.
The Frenchman made the comments in the wake of yesterday’s FA Cup exit to Nottingham Forest, and insisted that although no deals are currently close there should be some action before the end of the month.
“I cannot give you any news on any transfer because we are not close to signing anybody,” he said.
“We signed a Greek boy who looks quite good in training but apart from that, we have not done anything. Will we be out there to do something?
“Yes we will.”
Asked if he was expecting any developments this week, he continued, “Yes because we are in the second week of January. After that, it passes quickly.”
There are certainly some whispers with Francis Coquelin being linked with a move away, while long-standing interest in Jonny Evans could be revived with Mathieu Debuchy going the other way as part of the deal.
Not exactly inspiring stuff but let’s see happens when we’re sitting there doing the transfer deadline day live blog and it’s 4 minutes to 11pm and we’ve been doing it all day and we haven’t signed anyone after a long month of ‘If we find top, top quality we will do it’, and that’s the thing that finally drives us insane and when we recover we’ve decided to tend bar in a small town near a beach in a warm country and forget all about Arsenal but there’s a mysterious elder gentleman who has also moved to town following his sudden retirement and he comes in and you ask him what he wants to drink and he says ‘Look errr …’ and HOLY GODDAM THERE’S NO ESCAPE!