After watching Arsenal’s 2-2 draw against Southampton last night St Marys in a match that saw Mathieu Flamini sent off for an 80th minute challenge on Morgan Schneiderlin, and the list off injured players Arsenal physio’s are now having to deal with including Aaron Ramsey who suffered a setback to a thigh injury during training it is becoming obvious to all Gooners that Arsene Wenger must bring in some players to at least help the team for the remainder of the season.

While Julian Draxler would indeed be a fine long term addition to the current Arsenal team they do need if nothing else to sign a striker as cover for Olivier Giroud as to rely on Nicklas Bendtner as his only back up would be foolish.

Karim Benzema of Real Madrid is still being mentioned, but I think it is the kind of deal that would get done in the summer with Real Madrid still involved in the Champions League and battling with Atletico and Barcelona for the La Liga title.

Wenger also appears not to have given up on another Real Madrid player 21-year-old Alvaro Morata who he wants to sign on loan despite Carlo Ancelotti saying he is going nowhere.

Julian Draxler would appear to be the priority this January, but let’s hope that the 64-year-Wenger has a plan B just in case the Draxler deal does not come off.

Following the match against Southampton last night Wenger gave his biggest hint yet that there would be a signing before Friday’s deadline.

“I have nothing to tell you tonight, maybe I hope we have something to tell you because we lost a few players now,” Wenger told Sky Sports.

“We have lost Flamini for three games and Ramsey, but overall I think Jack Wilshere will be back soon, so I think we’ll be OK.”

When asked about Aaron Ramsey’s injury, Wenger said: “Yes, he has had a set-back in training yesterday (Monday) but we hope it’s not for too long.

“He will certainly not be available for Sunday’s game (at home to Crystal Palace). I have to (think about ins and outs).”

When speaking about the match, Wenger admitted that he was happy to settle for a point, adding: “We have shown again great character.

“It’s not enough but at least considering the situation it’s not too bad the way we responded.”