Mikel Arteta indicated a couple of weeks ago that the Gunners were in the market for a left-back this January after allowing Kolasinac to return to Schalke in Germany, and since then Arsenal have been linked with many players in that position.
One of the most likely was thought to be Patrick Van Aanholt from Crystal Palace, who is approaching the end of his contract and would be a capable short term backup for Arteta.
But when Roy Hodgson was asked about the possibility in todays press conference, he made it clear that he was not expecting anything to happen in the next few hours…
Hodgson on Arsenal interest in PVA: “I’ve heard nothing but if you’re asking me if I think he’s good enough to play for Arsenal, yes I do.
"This is where he is contracted and where I expect him to stay." #CPFC
— Jack Rosser (@JackRosser_) February 1, 2021