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Wenger working 'very, very hard' for new signing

ESPN staff
August 30, 2012
Arsene Wenger is adamant he will not sign 'average' players © Getty Images

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has reassured fans that he is active in the transfer market ahead of the window's closure.

Wenger is believed to be keen on adding a central midfielder to his squad, having lost Alex Song to Barcelona earlier this month. He also missed out on the loan signing of Nuri Sahin, with the Real Madrid playmaker moving to Liverpool instead.

However, Wenger insists he will only contemplate making an offer if the player in question falls within the world-class bracket.

"We have enough [players], that is for sure, but you always want to improve your squad and if we find a top, top, top player we will do it," he said. "We are working very, very hard. We have resources available so if it is not happening now it will happen in December.

"We are active but we do not just want to bring average players in. If we find a special player who can find us a plus we will do it, if not we will not do it. But we believe strongly that we have the quality in our squad to do very well.

"We have already bought Cazorla, Podolski and Giroud of course. So you cannot say we have not bought, but when you listen to people you always have to buy more.

"What is important as well is to believe in the players you have and we will get our long-term injuries back."

Meanwhile, Wenger revealed he is open to a loan deal for striker Nicklas Bendtner, who spent last season with Sunderland on a temporary basis.

"There is a chance that [Bendtner] is leaving, where is not decided at the moment. No [we have not reached any agreement]," Wenger said. "We are open to anything."

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