Wenger on new Arsenal signings: 'Why not?'

Confident Arsene Wenger has been coy over new January additions, but has refused to rule them out.

It would be rare for Arsene Wenger to reveal his Arsenal transfer plans entirely, so a mischievous comment is likely as good as it gets.

The Frenchman was quizzed on Arsenal's website over the possibility of bringing new players in when the transfer window re-opens.

He said: "We have a squad that, number and quality-wise, is very, very good, we are not desperate now [to sign anyone].

"I think it’s important, when you know who is out injured now, that they will come back in November and the beginning of December. Then you have a really massive squad. [But] if there is a good opportunity, why not?"

It is a further hint that links between an English club and Karim Benzema, referring to a bid to be made this week, do not refer to Arsenal.

Wenger has been frequently pointed in the direction of a new striker, but his comments suggest he intends to utilise the players to come back and decide later.

Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott and both capable of playing up front, while he will also want to test young striker Yaya Sanogo between now and the transfer window to see if he is ready to step up and aid their tilt for honours.

He appears in confident mood, and sitting at the top of the table, there really is no desperate need for new additions.

An injury to Olivier Giroud or Mathieu Flamini could certainly change that, but what we have learned is that Arsenal have the financial muscle to cope with such eventualities.

What do you think of his comments? Do you believe Wenger is more focused on January deals behind the scenes than he is letting on?

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