Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he does not believe there will be any more business from his side during the current January transfer window.
The Gunners have already made their mark in this months market with the capture of Basel midfielder Mohamed Elneny for a fee believed to be in the region of £5m, and that signing looks as though it could be it for Wenger’s men.
Speaking at his pre-match news conference, as reported by the official Arsenal website, Wenger said he expects a quiet 10 days.
I expect our last 10 days to be quiet.
But the 66-year-old didn’t rule out strengthening his squad solely on the basis of someone ‘exceptional’ suddenly becoming available, however unlikely it may be.
We are always open to the exceptional occasion of course because it can be a long-term exceptional opportunity that we would take.
The Frenchman also defended goalkeeper Petr Cech after his gloves were sent to the wrong place.
The Arsenal boss said that it was ‘nothing more than an accident’.
He has integrated with the team so quickly that I feel he has been here for a very long time. So when this sort of incident happens it is an accident.
Arsenal welcome Chelsea to the Emirates this weekend and will be boosted by the news that Mesut Ozil will be available after missing the trip to Stoke.
New signing Elneny is also pushing for a starting berth after being an unused substitute at the Britannia.