Wenger says Arsenal are working on making a new signing

Arsenal are looking to strengthen their squad this month, says Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said that his side are working on bringing in a new player when asked about the prospect of signing Mohamed Elneny, the club’s official website reports.

With the transfer window now open, time has come for the Premier League’s leading title contenders to steal a march on their rivals by adding an addition or two to their squad.

According to a recent report in the Guardian, Mohamed Elneny looks set to join the Gunners after passing a medical ahead of a proposed £7.3 million switch.

When quizzed on the matter after his side’s win over Newcastle, Wenger remained tight-lipped on that particular case but did admit that the club are working towards making a new signing.

“I have nothing to say because he [Elneny] is not our player. We have not signed anybody and we are not imminently in a position where we can say we have signed somebody,” he explained, as reported by Arsenal's official website. “We are out there to get someone but at the moment we haven’t signed anybody.”

The January transfer window is usually a quiet time for Arsenal with Wenger normally reluctant to pay over the odds on a new player – a situation which often frustrates the more demanding supporters.

But the French boss could be tempted into snapping that habit this month as Arsenal may not get a better opportunity to end their long wait for a Premier League title.

The Gunners currently lead the table ahead of Leicester City, with title rivals Manchester City three points adrift in third and Manchester United a further six points behind in fifth spot.

Elneny, an Egypt international holding midfielder, would represent a sound buy, although most Arsenal fans will be secretly hoping the club splash the cash on a new world-class striker.

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