Arsene Wenger has refused to rule out the possibility of unveiling one more new face following the arrival of Mohamed Elneny from Basel.

The Egyptian midfielder is the first senior outfield player to move to the club since the signing of Gabriel a year ago in what has been a period of low transfer activity from the Gunners.

With a week left in the January transfer window, there have been suggestions that Arsenal may need to secure a new striker to maintain their pursuit of the Premier League title.

But Wenger insists he could pull off a surprise move on transfer deadline day only if he is offered a player he cannot turn down.

“We are always open to the exceptional occasion of course because it can be a long-term exceptional opportunity that we would take.” he said

“But at the moment I expect our last 10 days to be quiet.”

The likes of Edinson Cavani and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have once again been linked with a switch to the Emirates stadium even though Wenger has been boosted by the imminent return of his injured stars.

Alexis Sanchez and Tomas Rosicky are now fit to play while Danny Welbeck is scheduled to resume full training next week.

Jose Antonio Reyes, Emmanuel Adebayor, Theo Walcott and Andrey Arshavin – who arrived as a marquee signing in 2009 – were all brought to London during this time of the year.

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