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Wenger eyes signings

November 30, 2012
By ESPN staff

Arsene Wenger is preparing to strengthen his Arsenal squad in the January transfer window with possible moves planned for two players.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants to sign two new players in the January transfer window
GettyImagesArsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants to sign two new players in the January transfer window

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Wenger revealed that the club have made funds available to him in order to bring new faces in after a frustrating start to the Premier League season.

Schalke striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar, PSV Eindhoven midfielder Kevin Strootman and Crystal Palace youngster Wilfried Zaha have all been linked, but Wenger refused to disclose details.

"This winter we will work very hard because we have some funds available," he told French television station beIN Sport. "It could happen that we buy two players, but I cannot reveal the names." The Arsenal boss also talked of reviving a move for Thierry Henry from New York Red Bulls, but insisted his focus was bringing players on a permanent basis rather than loan.

"A loan [for Henry] is still a possibility, but we will still try to strengthen for the long term.

"Henry is the talent that you dream to have. He has fantastic physique, fantastic technique, a fantastic brain, all built together in one man. At the start he was not confident enough but he has gone on to show what a great player he is."