By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger would be "surprised" if Arsenal made a new signing before the transfer window closes.

The manager has been on the look-out for defensive reinforcements since Sebastien Squillaci joined Thomas Vermaelen on the injury list after the FA Cup tie against Leeds on January 8.

However the French defender has now shrugged off his hamstring problem and could return for Sunday's FA Cup tie with Huddersfield. The transfer deadline passes a day later but Wenger cannot foresee any activity before then.

"Transfer-wise there is no news and I would be surprised if there is any," he said.

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