Wenger explains why Arsenal won’t be signing a new striker this month

Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck is expected to return to action soon.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says the return of Danny Welbeck from his long injury layoff is the reason behind the club’s decision not to sign a new striker this month, the Daily Mail report.

Wenger doesn’t usually conduct any transfer business in January yet the club’s position at the top of the Premier League table has prompted many to speculate whether an exception might be made.

A new striker and a further option up front could ultimately prove the difference come next May.

Wenger, however, has full faith in the returning Danny Welbeck and says he will not be able to find a better striker option than the England international on the market.

"I would prefer to have the players back from injuries. Welbeck is two to three weeks away and I am confident I will not find a better player than Welbeck on the market," Wenger explained.

Welbeck has yet to feature this season after undergoing surgery for a knee injury.

After joining the club from Manchester United last season, the England international soon found a regular spot in Arsenal’s starting eleven and featured heavily on all fronts.

Despite not being a renowned goalscorer, Welbeck does provide plenty of pace, strength and mobility in the final third and his return from injury will be most welcomed by Wenger.

With Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Joel Campbell for fellow forward options, the Gunners are well set in attack with each player offering something different for the team.

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