It seems that the Gunners aren’t done with the transfer window yet as Arsene Wenger has ensured that they will definitely sign some players in the current transfer window. ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger has ruled out a deadline day deal for Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler, but is ’80 per cent’ confident of bringing in one new player to bolster a squad weakened by an injury to Aaron Ramsey.
Reports had suggested the Gunners were closing in on the Germany international, 20, and that they were prepared to meet the Bundesliga side’s £37million valuation.
Wenger rejected that speculation, but conceded the club were still actively looking for new recruits, with 31-year-old Sweden international Kim Kallstrom of Spartak Moscow emerging as a potential target to help compensate for the expected six-week absence of Wales midfielder Ramsey.
“The Draxler situation has been created by the newspapers, not by me,” said Wenger.
“You ask me, what is that situation? I say nothing is happening on that front. He will stay at Schalke. We are open-minded and active. We look at the opportunities. We are still trying to bring at least one body in because we are a bit hit now by the red card for (Mathieu) Flamini, the setback of Ramsey and the fact that (Jack) Wilshere is not available, which I hope will be short term.”