Football - No Henry but Wenger promises signings

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may not be bringing record goalscorer Thierry Henry back to the club but has promised to be active in the January transfer window.

The Gunners have only impressed fits and starts this season, with an inconsistency in performances leaving them fifth in the standings.

That was epitomised last night as a number of recent impressive results were followed up by a poor display at Southampton, where they were lucky to secure a point.

Wenger was angered by his players' lack of mental sharpness and admits he is looking to strengthen this month.

"I will be active, yes," the Frenchman said. "Will I be concrete? I hope so. We are looking everywhere, we are open-minded.

"We want to strengthen the squad if possible if we find the right players."