Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is plotting two more additions in the transfer market this summer.

The Frenchman has already signing Santi Cazorla, Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud this summer, to offset the loss of Robin van Persie and Alex Song.

And Wenger is hoping to make two new additions to his squad at the Emirates Stadium before the transfer window slams shut.

Arsene Wenger
Wenger wants two more players before the transfer window closes.

"We are looking to bring one more midfielder in of course, and maybe one defender as well because we still feel we are short in some positions," he told Arsenal's official website.

Wenger was forced to partner Per Mertesacker and Thomas Vermaelen in central defence and play Carl Jenkinson at right back, with the likes of Bacary Sagna and Laurent Koscielny both out injured.

The Gunners began life without Van Persie and Song by drawing with Sunderland, with a lack of creativity and cutting edge dominating a lacklustre performance from the hosts.

Despite the cracks appearing in the Arsenal side, midfielder Mikel Arteta, brought in to replace Cesc Fabregas last summer, insists the club can survive without the pair.

"I think we are looking good," Arteta said. We looked really organised on Saturday, just maybe in the final third we didn't take the chances we should have done.

"It will take a while because there have been some new players coming in and we are building a new team. We have lost some important players too so we will need some time. But we wanted to start with a win and that is why we are disappointed.

"We know that our new players can make the difference as well. We will have to give them a chance to settle into a new place."

"I felt really comfortable when I played with Alex last year, he was a terrific player," he added. "But if he and the Club decided that the best option was for him to leave we have to accept it. I think we are good enough to carry on without him."

The club have been linked with a loan move for Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin, however a deal is yet to be confirmed.