Arsene Wenger has revealed he is likely to be busy during the January transfer window but insisted Arsenal would only move for players who could immediately improve the team.
"Yes, I will be busy. I don't feel under pressure to name names because you [the media] find them on your own. We have the potential to be in the Champions League with what we have. We are open to strengthening the team, but the difficulty is to find what strengthens us. [You don't always find that with] the players available on the market," Wenger told the Arsenal website.
The manager also referred to former Arsenal captain Robin van Persie and the Dutchman's transfer to Manchester United in the summer. He pointed out it was difficult to find top quality players in today's market.
"Yes [we want players who can make an immediate impact], that is why it is so difficult as well. Man United bought Robin van Persie for £24 million and he is 29 years old. They have scouts all over the world. They looked everywhere. Don't think that they just came in and bought van Persie, they looked everywhere else. But to find the quality of striker that would strengthen a top Premier League team at the moment in the world is difficult," the Frenchman explained.
Finally, Wenger also said he would be willing to let playmaker Andrei Arshavin leave the club. The Russian international has been linked with a move away from the north London outfit, with Premier League relegation candidates Reading reportedly interested.
"I have not had a call from Reading. But if he finds a solution that is satisfying for him and for us we will consider it," Wenger concluded.
Arsenal welcome Newcastle to the Emirates in the Premier League this weekend.