Date: 4th February 2013 at 9:45am
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Arsene Wenger has explained that he would have liked to have made at least one more signing in the January window, but did not find anyone available that he felt would significantly strenghten the squad. Arsenal added Spanish left back Nacho Monreal in the final hours of the window following an injury to Kieran Gibbs, but could not add the forward he wanted.

”We worked very hard on it. We were everywhere. I would have loved to take somebody else but we didn’t find anyone. In the Africa Cup of Nations the best player is Gervinho. Why should we go there when the best player is Gervinho? We already have Gervinho.

Manchester United, who did they buy? Chelsea, who did they buy? Liverpool bought, Manchester City didn’t buy, for one simple reason.

For the top, top clubs, it’s difficult to strengthen your team in the middle of the season.’

Gervinho will now return to Arsenal after his Ivory Coast side were beaten 2-1 in the Quarter Finals by Nigeria on Sunday.