'We are looking everywhere': Arsene Wenger says Arsenal are on the hunt for signings
Manager expects the Gunners to be active during the January transfer window although loan move for Thierry Henry is ruled out
Perhaps frustrated with an insipid display against Southampton, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said in the aftermath of yesterday's match he expects the Gunners to be “active” in the January transfer window.
However, a return for all-time record goalscorer Thierry Henry has been ruled out.
With the club currently four points off the Champions League places and yesterday's performance highlighting the Gunners inconsistency, Wenger admitted he was looking to strengthen the squad this month.
"I will be active, yes," the Frenchman said. "Will I be concrete? I hope so. We are looking everywhere, we are open-minded.
"We want to strengthen the squad if possible if we find the right players."
Wenger says Henry, the 35-year-old who scored 228 goals in 337 games for the Gunners and now plies his trade with New York Red Bulls in the US, will not be joining on loan.
"I think he goes away somewhere," Wenger said. "He is not ready, he has just come back from holiday anyway. At the moment we are not on that case."
Asked for clarification, he said: "No [it's not happening]."
Arsenal mustered few chances in yesterday's 1-1 draw against lowly Southampton and a striker will be at the top of Wenger's wishlist.
A mooted deal for Klass-Jan Huntelaar is off the radar after the Dutchman signed a new deal to stay at Schalke.
The latest talk links the Gunners with Atletico Madrid's Adrian Lopez. The 24-year-old fledgling Spanish international has caught the eye this term and after two years in Madrid, could be ready to move.
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