Spoof flashforward: Arsenal announce 'like a new signing' Danny Welbeck

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Will Arsenal use Danny Welbeck's return as an excuse not to buy in January?

Is this how Arsenal's January transfer window will pan out?

Date January 1, 2016

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said he intends to assess the market this month, but cannot make any promises over spending.

He said: "The market is outrageous. We will consider players, but only if they add value to our squad."

Date January 10, 2016

Arsene Wenger has said he is unsure how long Danny Welbeck will be out for still, after receiving another setback on his knee in late December.

He said: "He is being assessed by our medical staff. We hope both Danny and Jack Wilshere will be fit soon."

Date January 20, 2016

Arsenal have loaned out Joel Campbell to Crystal Palace, and allowed Alex Iwobi to sign permanently with Wolves.

Date January 25, 2016

Arsene Wenger has welcomed back Danny Welbeck from injury, after he was pictured training with the first team squad earlier this week.

He said: "Danny is like a new signing. It is fantastic to have him back."

The manager was unable to provide an update on Jack Wilshere.

Date January 26, 2016

Reports in France confirm Arsenal have pulled out of a deal they had lined up to sign Edinson Cavani, despite the player agreeing personal terms.

Date January 31, 2016

The transfer window closes, with Arsenal's only signing a 17-year-old defender from French side Lorient.

Date February 1, 2016

Olivier Giroud breaks down injured in training. He is out until the end of the season.

Arsene Wenger says: "We feel confident Danny Welbeck can see us through our Champions League clash with Barcelona and help us overturn Manchester City's eight point lead at the top of the Premier League."

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