Arsenal transfers: Arsene Wenger confident of deadline-day signing
Arsenal transfers: Arsene Wenger is confident that the Gunners will bring in a new player before the deadline
Arsene Wenger has revealed that he is “80 per cent” sure that Arsenal will sign a player before Friday’s transfer deadline.
The north Londoners have been heavily linked with a number of names in recent days following injuries to Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini’s suspension.
We are still trying to bring one body in because of Ramsey’s setback and Flamini’s suspension
And although the Frenchman ruled out the possibility of signing Schalke youngster Julian Draxler this month, the Gunners boss is hopeful that he will be able to reinforce his squad before 2300 GMT.
“I’m confident we will bring someone in today,” said Wenger. “It’s 80/20 per cent chance.
“We are still trying to bring one body in because of Ramsey’s setback and Flamini’s suspension. A midfielder is one of the solutions.
“Eighty per cent of the activities happen on the last day. I would scrap the winter transfer window with ease. The window is a distraction from the competition. I can understand the interest but it’s not football.
“The Draxler situation has been created by the newspapers, not by me. He will stay at Schalke.”