Wenger: No signings are close

25 January 2018 04:07:58 EST

Arsene Wenger said after his Arsenal team had secured their place in the EFL Cup final that no new signings were imminent.

The Gunners came from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1 in the second leg of their semi-final encounter after the first match at Stamford Bridge a fortnight ago had ended goalless.

Eden Hazard put Chelsea ahead on Wednesday before an own goal from Antonio Rudiger made it 1-1. Granit Xhaka grabbed the second-half winner to set up a Wembley clash with Manchester City on 25th February.

Arsenal are 13/5 to win the EFL Cup final and 1500/1 to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season while Manchester City can be backed at 3/10 to triumph at Wembley next month.

Wenger, who has never won the EFL Cup during his 21-year spell with Arsenal, has been linked with moves for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and West Brom defender Jonny Evans this month but is unsure whether any transfers will be finalised before the window closes next Wednesday.

"The best is I don't talk about that [a deal for Aubameyang] because it wouldn't help," he said.

"If something happens it happens. If it doesn't we are strong enough to focus on the players we have and to focus on the job with the players we have.

"I'm perfectly happy with the players I have, we got [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan in. We have a strong squad.

"If we sign somebody we'll tell you very quickly, but at the moment we are open to strengthen the team and squad but not close to signing anybody."

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