Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger says Arsenal aren't close to any deals in the January transfer window.Reuters

Arsene Wenger says he is unlikely to sign any new players in the January transfer window with a host of Arsenal stars making comebacks from injury.

When Theo Walcott injured his ACL at the start of the month it appeared that the Gunners would need attacking reinforcements to see them through until the end of the season with the side currently in serious contention for the title.

Nicklas Bendtner has also been sidelined with an ankle problem while Aaron Ramsey suffered a setback after a brilliant start to the season in front of goal when he injured his thigh three weeks ago.

But Wenger insists that with the pair making their return to training, as well as Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Yaya Sanogo and Mikel Arteta also making comebacks, he won't need any new signings for the final months of the season.

"It looks very unlikely," Wenger told reporters when asked if he would bring any new faces to the Emirates. "It is 23 January today and at the moment I must say we are not close to doing anything.

"I feel a bit guilty always going to a press conference during the transfer market and having nobody to announce (as a signing) but I don't want to lie.

"We have Chamberlain back, Bendtner back and I hope next week Arteta and Ramsey back, so I feel overall we have the squad needed. We have Yaya Sanogo coming back into the squad next week as well.

"Overall we have a very strong squad if something exceptional turns up we will do it but having said that not everybody will strengthen. They buy, but buy does not always mean strengthen."

Arsenal are currently top of the table and are on a brilliant run of form having finished last season barely making the top four.

The club are currently in talks with a number of players over new deals, with Bacary Sagna, Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky all in confirmed discussions with Wenger over contract extensions.

But Wenger was curiously evasive when asked about how the talks are going, simply saying: "We're close on most of them but not all of them."