Arsene Wenger: We are open to signing players this month


Arsenal are on the look-out for players in this winter transfer window according to Gunners boss, Arsene Wenger.

The north-London club has been linked with several players such as David Luiz, Johnny Evans, Thomas Lemar and Riyad Mahrez.

French tactician Arsene Wenger has admitted that the club are looking at the possibility of bolstering their squad in the January transfer window should an ‘exceptional’ player becomes available.

Arsene Wenger speaking ahead of the Gunners mouth-watering clash against Premier League champions Chelsea on Wednesday night, he said:

‘It is difficult to say, we are out there to do some things, but when is hard to say, it is not dependent on us. He also added.

‘We are open in any position for an exceptional player, it depends on injuries as well, and if we manage to extend contracts of players whose deals end in June.’

However, Arsene Wenger categorically ruled out a potential winter move for out-of-favor Chelsea defender David Luiz who has found games hard to come by at Stamford Bridge after falling out with manager Antonio Conte. The Frenchman described the speculation linking the Brazilian to the Emirates as ‘wrong’.

While the Gunners are on the verge of losing the key trio of Alexis Sanchez, Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil on a free at the end of the season having all failed to extend their contracts at the Emirates, manager Arsene Wenger remains bullish on the potential departure of the trio in the summer as he believes the Gunners will sign players of equal quality should any of the contract rebels decide to leave the Emirates.

Speaking on the want away stars, he said:

‘Progress, sometimes you think you make progress, then you get knocked back. Until the deals are signed, I can’t say anything. He also added.’We have not lost anybody yet, if we do we will respond by signing players of top quality. This club has lost many big players, and it has always responded well.’

The Gunners hosts Premier League champions Chelsea to the Emirates on Wednesday night, and Wenger will be hoping his side can capitalize on their recent good run of form against the Blues as they aim to close the gap on the top four.

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