Arsene Wenger expects to make growth this week in his makes an attempt to make stronger his Arsenal squad following the humiliating FA Cup go out to Nottingham Forest.
Wenger made 9 adjustments on the City Ground and his fringe gamers went down Four-2 to the mid-table Championship aspect.
The Frenchman criticised his workforce after the holders relinquished their grip at the trophy, with Wenger experiencing defeat on the third-round level for the primary time since taking price of the north London membership in 1996.
Wenger insists the Gunners, who remaining week signed Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos, will do additional trade throughout the switch window so that you can flip issues round, however mentioned no offers had been forthcoming.
“I cannot give you any news on any transfer because we are not close to signing anybody,” he mentioned.
“We signed a Greek boy (Mavropanos) who looks quite good in training but apart from that, we have not done anything. Will we be out there to do something? Yes we will.”
Asked whether or not there may well be tendencies this week, Wenger mentioned: “Yes, because we are in the second week of January and, after that, it passes quickly.”
Eric Lichaj used to be one of the vital heroes for Forest, the defender scoring two times within the victory together with a very good volley from the brink of the penalty house.
The American shall be out of contract on the finish of the season and used to be in talks a couple of new deal earlier than Mark Warburton used to be sacked as supervisor, however has but to position pen to paper.
Academy boss Gary Brazil, in command of first-team affairs till the membership appoint a brand new boss, hopes Forest stay dangle of the 29-year-old.
“He is not a player this club would want to lose. You do not want to lose good players, do you?” he mentioned.
“Whatever age they are, you want to keep good players at a club and secure at the club so that they enable you to push on.”