Arsene Wenger has revealed that he expects Arsenal to make more transfers in the summer, with the Frenchman insisting that the squad is not yet complete.
The summer transfer window is now about to enter into it's final month, and with contract talks still taking place with big names Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott, the Gunners could be without a striker and winger before deadline day.
Walcott yesterday said that he is still committed to Arsenal, while van Persie hasn't travelled with the squad to Asia for their pre-season tour, as the club look at bids from the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus for the star.
And while Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud have already been signed by the club, Wenger says that more transfers will take place before August 31st.
"We are not at the end of it [transfers]," he told Arsenal media at a press conference in Beijing. "We will still bring players in."
Meanwhile, Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis believes that the pre-season tour has so far been a successful one, and that the club will happily commit to travelling to Asia again in the future.
"We have a commitment to this region and a commitment to China," he said. "We will come here again in the future."
For Arsenal, the desperation to not repeat the mistakes of last year's transfer scramble on deadline day is ever-present, as Wenger said to Hong Kong Time Out at the start of the Far East tour.
"Last year was terrible for us to be completely honest, because we finished on August 31 at 11.55pm and we certainly do not want to repeat that," he explained in the interview.
"We have already completed a key transfer in signing Podolski and of course we want to make any other signings early if possible. But, as well, we want to focus on the second part of our 'signings', which will be to take care of the players who are injured and to get them back for the start of next season."
But Wenger clearly is hoping to bring fresh faces into the squad should he lose some his best assets over the next month.