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Wenger: Arsenal ‘not close’ to signings

Arsenal’s pursuit of signings seem to have hit a bit of a wall in recent days, and now Arsene Wenger has admitted that the club are not close to making any signings.

The Gunners have been linked with a big money move for want away Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in recent weeks who would be a replacement for the now Manchester United number 7, Alexis Sanchez.

However, despite publicly stating that the Gabon International can leave the club, Dortmund have rejected two bids from Carabao Cup finalists, with the latest thought to be worth around £50m.

Now, speaking after their semi-final win over Chelsea, the Arsenal boss has admitted that deals are still possible, but they are not currently considered to being close to completion.

He said:

“It’s still possible, we are far from being closed. I don’t give you any special name but at the moment we are not close to signing anybody.

“If nobody comes in, nobody goes out, maybe one or two young players out on loan.”

Arsenal have already brought in Henrikh Mkhitaryan as part of the deal that saw Sanchez move to Manchesterer, as well as unknown youngster Konstantinos Mavropanos from PAS Gianninia.

Aside from Aubameyang, the club have been linked with a number of attacking players, including PSG’s Lucas Moura, Bordeaux’s Malcom, and Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez, who was spotted at the Emirates on Wednesday evening.