Arsene Wenger has given further indication that he’s looking to bring a player in during the January transfer window.

After our 3-1 smashing of Sunderland at the Emirates on Saturday, the boss spoke about fixture congestion and admitted that the first step is getting injured players back to fitness, although we might bring someone in.

“There is a little bit [of fixture congestion],” he said.

“But I believe that the next step is to get Rosicky back, Welbeck back, Sanchez back, Wilshere back and maybe we will get one player in. 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.”

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been heavily linked with a move for Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny with the deal rumoured to be completed in a matter of days. It’s therefore likely the boss is referring to this, rather than a completely different signing.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 09: Arsene Wenger of Arsenal during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match bewtween Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on January 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

With Coquelin still out for a while, Arteta injury-prone and Flamini likely to leave soon, bringing in reinforcements in sensible. Although I doubt we’ll be seeing any huge signings this season. Our team, when fit, seems deep enough and with key players due to return soon, buying too many players wouldn’t just be out of character for Wenger, it’d be unnecessary.