According to Arsène Wenger, Arsenal remain “active” in the transfer market but are not close to a signing.

The window shuts at 11pm (UK) on Friday and, as ever, speculation is widespread about potential acquisitions in the Premier League. Speaking to Arsenal Player on Thursday morning, Wenger admitted the situation was developing hour by hour but nothing was imminent.

“Are we active? Yes,” he said. “Are we close to sign anybody? No.

“There's not long now that's true. First, the situation was going like always in a transfer market - week by week. In the last two weeks it goes day by day, now it goes hour by hour.

“In any hour anything can happen or change but at the moment, unfortunately, we are not signing anybody.”

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Richard Clarke 30 Jan 2014