Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the Gunners are still in the transfer market and are open to strengthening any position, not just one particular spot. But the Frenchman made it clear yet again that he would sign only if something exceptional presents itself.
"We are open and we are in the transfer market. If we find an exceptional player in any sector, we will do it. At the moment I don't know if something will happen or not," Wenger said, as quoted on Arsenal's official site.
The north London club registered their second win of the season against Newcastle United on 29 August, but Arsenal struggled to break down the Magpies, even though they were reduced to 10 men, when Alexandre Mitrovic was sent off early on in the game.
Wenger has been urged by former players to sign a top quality forward. Thierry Henry believes only then can Arsenal be considered genuine title contenders. Karim Benzema has been a name linked with a move to the Gunners, according to the Daily Mail, but Real Madrid striker has himself made it clear that he is not leaving the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.
However, it remains to be seen if the French manager will make any more additions this summer, as Arsenal are the only club in the top flight to have made just one summer signing to strengthen the senior squad. Former Chelsea 'keeper Petr Cech has been the 12-time FA Cup champions' only signing this summer.
Meanwhile, Arsenal's injury woes continue to frustrate. Mesut Ozil is the latest player to be sent to the treatment table after suffering a minor knee injury, as tweeted on the club's official account. The German midfielder missed the Gunners's trip to St James' Park on 29 August, but the extent of the injury is yet to be revealed by the club. He joins Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere, Per Mertesacker and long-term absentee Tomas Rosicky, who are all serving time on the sidelines.