We Want to Sign More - Wenger.

Arsene Wenger has said that he is not yet ruling out the possibility of adding more players to the Arsenal team before transfer deadline day.

As the transfer window is to shut by 11pm on the first day of September, many names had been linked with the Gunners' following the departure of ex club captain Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona. The Frenchman admitted weeks ago that he was going to bring in the Belgian's replacement if he lays his hands on any.

We Want to Sign More - Wenger.

On Thursday at his press conference the 64-year old Arsenal manager revealed he is still watching to see if he could get the required quality. However he made it clear as usual that he is not giving any assurance as he might as well end up not being able to sign more players due o their unavailability.

"We are like you [the media], we listen to the names. Sometimes I look at who we buy in the media but at the moment we are not in an emergency case," said Wenger.

"We have the players we want but we are open as well to any opportunity until the end of the transfer window, who can strengthen our defensive department in quality and number.

"I can’t tell you how likely I am [to make a signing], I just said I am open to doing it. It has to be linked with the needed quality. If you ask today the 20 top clubs in the world what they look for, they all look for the same positions. That means it is not necessarily out there."

Mikel Arteta got injured on Tuesday during Arsenal's Champions League qualifier game against Besiktas which ended in a stalemate. As at Wednesday, Wenger was still waiting for the outcome of the midfielder's scan. The results according to him will have an impact on his recruitment actions. Should the injury be long term then he will have to look for a way out which might possibly mean bringing in a defensive midfielder.

"[If he is out for a while] we will be a bit short of course," he said. "If it's a long-term injury, that puts us in a position where we have to be creative.

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