Arsene Wenger confirmed Arsenal are looking to do some business today while confirming Julian Draxler won't be joining the club.
Arsene Wenger confirmed at his pre-match press conference ahead of the Crystal Palace game that FC Schalke's Julian Draxler will be staying at the German club, calling the situation a product of the press.
Arsene were linked with a big money move for the talented young German in this transfer window, but the Gunners will now have to wait until the summer to get their hands on him.
"The Draxler situation has been created by the newspapers, not by me. He will stay at Schalke," Wenger told the press.
Wenger also confirmed that Tomas Rosicky is back in the squad.
Rosicky recently suffered a nose injury, which developed a slight complication but the boss confirmed he’s back in contention for a starting place.
“From the Southampton game Flamini is of course out but we have Rosicky back in the squad,” said Wenger.
Wenger also confirmed that the Gunners are actively trying to make a signing today, but it may not be the striker that everyone has been hoping for.
“We are still trying to bring one body in because of Ramsey's setback and Flamini's suspension. 80 per cent of the activities happen on the last day. I would scrap the winter transfer window with ease,” he added.
“I'm confident we will bring someone in today. It's 80/20 per cent chance."
Ramsey is set to be out of action for a further four to six weeks after suffering a further setback in his recovery from an injury problem in first team training.
“Ramsey will be out for four to six weeks. I count six weeks. It’s a big setback,” said the Frenchman.
Wenger maintains that the club remains in a strong position ahead of the second half of the season and sees no reason why the Gunners should be expected to decline heading towards May.
“We are in a strong position in the league so I don't see a reason why we are in an anti-climax,” he added.
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