The Gunners head into the New Year as leaders of the Premier League, with some of their rivals tipped to spend heavily as they enter the second half of a fiercely contested title race. The Gunners secured arguably the biggest capture of the close-season in England when they paid a reported £42.5million to bring Germany international Mesut Ozil to the club from Spanish giants Real Madrid.

The likes of Olivier Giroud, Mesut Ozil, Flamini and Aaron Ramsey have produced a miraculous spell of consistency helping Arsenal leading the race for the silverware at halfway mark. But still Arsene Wenger is looking for another big-name player to bolster his side following the marquee signing of Mesut Ozil in the summer.

He said, “We are as many clubs, certainly on alert. 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 about Suarez, Wenger said, “Yes of course. There won’t be any approach, no.”