Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that he may look to bring in further re-enforcements in the January transfer window.
Wenger moved to defend his summer signings, and is confident the likes of Per Mertesacker, Mikel Arteta, Yossi Benayoun and Andre Santos will come good after adapting to their new surroundings.
However, ahead of his side’s clash with Sunderland on Sunday, Wenger responded to questions on whether he will look to further improve his squad in January.
‘At the moment I would say, spontaneously, “No”. But, firstly, it depends who is in the market and, secondly, it depends how well we do from now on to December. Because if we have good results and the players develop well, number wise we have a big squad.’
Wenger came in for much criticism following the sales of both Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, while results on the pitch did little to help his cause.
However, the French tactician remains optimistic for the season ahead and has complete faith in the new faces that arrived in the summer.
‘Many times people judge your buys quickly but I’m quite happy with the buys we made,’ said Wenger. ‘I’m not happy with our results, but that’s completely different. I’ve heard Song is a bad buy, Henry was a bad buy.
‘Andre Santos was not ready physically when he came but I think he’s a very good player. Arteta is a very good player. Mertesacker is getting stronger. They basically all arrived one month ago. What is at stake is to rebuild the team.’