Wenger looking to sign a special player for Arsenal

Arsenal start the New Year top of the Premiership with the news that some of their title chasing rivals plan to spend big in January as they compete for what is turning out to be one of the closest title races in years.

Arsenal has remained top of the pack for most of the season so far despite relying heavily on lone striker Oliver Giroud.

Wenger failed in the summer to bring in another attacker but showed the clubs intent by going after Liverpool’s Luis Suarez who has just signed a new contract with the Merseyside club last month.

The following are comments Wenger made to Sky Sports:

“We are as many clubs, certainly on alert,” said the Arsenal boss. “If something special turns up, we will not turn it down.

“But we are not as well desperate because we have a big depth in our squad. We have shown that because our midfield for example at West Ham and at Newcastle was completely different. We changed three players and we still managed to have a very strong team.”

When asked if he had given up hope of signing Suarez the Frenchman said: “Yes of course. There won’t be any approach, no.”