It does not come as a surprise the fact that Arsene Wenger has been constantly talking about the possibility of having a new signing in January but more specifically in the attacking department of the squad.
Theo Walcott is out injured for the remainder of the season and Oxlade-Chamberlain is close on completing his recovery from a knee injury and the desire of Wenger wanting to put someone that can play alongside Giroud is pretty clear.
Even though the interest of signing a new player is evident, Wenger said that he is not having talks with any club or player and labeled the transfer market as a distraction for him.
“Nothing has changed because we are open to a possible solution and if something interesting turns up we will do it. It could be a loan as well yes,” said Wenger. “We are not in talks, with Real about anybody.
Wenger added: “The transfer market is a distraction that for me is not welcome. I think it would be much better that there is no transfer market at all in January and the team starts and finishes with the same players would be fair unless you have big injuries.
Carlo Ancelotti recently spoke up to the media and denied being in contact with any club regarding Alvaro Morata who was one of the top targets of Wenger in this transfer window.
While Morata is likely to be staying with Real Madrid for an undetermined estimated time, Karin Benzema is attracting the interest of Borussia Dortmund who according to the German newspaper ‘’Bild’’, the Frenchman will be moving to the German club in exchange for Ilkay Gundogan.
Borussia Dortmund wants to find someone that can replace Lewandowski who will be leaving in the summer and Benzema is one of their top targets.