Arsene Wenger says unless he gets a big surprise on deadline day there will be no incomings or outgoings from the club before the clock strikes 11pm.

The Gunners confirmed the move of Villereal's Gabriel Paulista on January 28th for a sum of £11.2million with Joel Campbell going the other way on loan, with Kristian Bielek also making a move to north London from Legia Warsaw for around £2.4million.

Lukas Podolski and Yaya Sonogo exited the club on loan deals but the manager was insistent after Arsenal thrashed Aston Villa 5-0 that he wouldn't be making any more purchases as the last 24 hours of the transfer window rolls around.

"I don't think I will be busy," he told the Arsenal website when asked his plans for deadline day. "We have done what we wanted and unless there is a huge surprise and somebody calls me - not the journalists, an agent - then why not? At the moment, nothing, it's very quiet."

When asked if any players would be leaving he replied a simple "no".

While Sol Campbell came out recently and said he didn't think Arsenal had a chance in the Premier League title race, Wenger argued it was too early to say if they were completely out of the fight which Chelsea and Manchester City look like favourites to win.

"It's too early to say [that Arsenal can still have a say]," he explained. "We are 11 points behind - that means they need to lose four games and we need to win four. I believe that we should try to be consistent and see what happens.

"I told you, you asked me my predictions [for the Chelsea v Manchester City game]. I said a draw and I was not wrong because Chelsea had one shot on target and Manchester City three or four. It was a draw."

Arsenal's emphatic win over Villa put them on equal points with fourth-placed Southampton (at the time of writing), and it would appear the side are hitting their straps at just the right time as the business end of the season gets nearer.