Wenger Speaks Out Over Future of Defender Sagna

Arsene Wenger has hinted that his side may be busy in the final three days of the transfer window as they look to get their season back on track after a lacklustre display against Southampton.

The Gunners were well below par in their performance against the Saints, going one goal down in the first half and looked likely to concede more as they failed to lift the handbrake.

The Premier League leaders came out with a much better performance in the beginning of the second, scoring two goals through Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla within five minutes of each other, only to be cancelled out by the intervention of Adam Lallana, who scored the equaliser to get Southampton back in.

Meanwhile, the Gunners will miss Mathieu Flamini for four games due to suspension while Aaron Ramsey is feared to have a long-term thigh problem which may keep him out for yet another month. However, the news could not have come at a better time for Wenger, who has the January transfer window at his disposal and revealed that he is looking to make progress before the window closes on 31 January.

When asked if he has any news regarding transfers, he said, "I hope we've something to tell you [on signings by Friday]."

On Flamini's red card, Wenger revealed that he was not convinced by the referee's decision to pull out a red card as the Frenchman got the ball but insists that he has to review the footage before giving any verdict on the same.

"Look I will have to see it again. To me it looked harsh. He got the ball. At the some stage you have all the feet off the ground, when you want to run you need to put your feet off the ground. If you say that every time a guy who makes two-footed tackle it is a red card, he deserves a red card. If you say was it a violent tackle, I would say no because he played the ball. But the referee made this decision and we have to cope with it," Wenger told www.arsenal.com.