Elneny will be only January signing, hints Wenger

The Gunners are poised to sign the Egyptian midfielder, yet following victory over Sunderland, the Frenchman hinted that may be the sum of their transfer activity
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the imminent arrival of Basel midfielder Mohamed Elneny is likely to be the club's only January arrival.

The Gunners are poised to sign Elneny after Basel confirmed the Egyptian midfielder was close to departing the club "in the coming days".

However, the 23-year-old is likely to be Arsenal's sole piece of business in the transfer market after Wenger hinted as much following Saturday's 3-1 win over Sunderland in the FA Cup.

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"I believe that the next step is to get [Tomas] Rosicky back, [Danny] Welbeck back, [Alexis] Sanchez back, [Jack] Wilshere back and maybe we will get one player in [Elneny]," he told Sky Sports.

"Overall, I think we have no new injuries so I'm not worried. If we had the same number of injuries we would be a bit short."