Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he will keep his hands busy during the January transfer window, starting in two days.

The French coach in a press conference on Wednesday said they were lacking a few players in certain departments, and bringing in new faces is something the club is looking forward to.

"I'll be busy, that's for sure," Wenger said when asked about his January transfer business. "I'm already busy and I said already one month ago we are a bit short to deal with all the competitions we face, especially in the midfield. We will be busy, yes."

Mohamed Elneny looks set to be the first signing for the Gunners once the transfer window opens. The Egyptian midfielder could turn out to be a good signing at a crucial juncture when Arsenal find themselves deprived of a good holding midfielder, with the likes of Francis Coquelin and Mikel Arteta out of action for a long time with injuries.

The attacking line is another integral part where the Gunners need new additions. Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott were used as strikers this season, but there has to be more. Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck is an option, but the Englishman isn't set to make his return before February.

Apparently, Arsenal star winger Alexis Sanchez, who is also in the sidelines with a hamstring injury, has told Wenger Mexican hotshot striker Javier Hernandez will be the perfect addition to the team.

According to Spanish media outlet Don Balon, Sanchez seems impressed with the performances of "Chicharito" at Bayer Leverkusen this season, and has told his manager he will be a perfect fit for the club.

The Mexico international, who left Manchester United just this summer for the Bundesliga outfit in an £8-million move, has scored 11 times this season from 14 German league appearances. He also has five goals from six appearances in the UEFA Champions League this time. 

Chicharito, 27, no doubt will be a star signing for Arsenal, but will the player himself want the transfer to take place? That is the question now because FIFA rules don't allow a player to play for more than two clubs in a particular football season.

The forward has already played a Premier League game and two Champions League qualifiers with United this season. The most Arsenal can do is sign Hernandez as of now, but won't be able to register him as a player until the start of the new season.

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