Arsenal boss won't reveal transfer targets

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Arsene Wenger is not willing to reveal the players he hopes to recruit before the transfer deadline next month, but insists Arsenal are ready to spend in order to sign high-profile targets.

The Gunners have endured a frustrating few months of inactivity, with free transfer Yaya Sanogo the the only player to have joined the club during the transfer window thus far.

Wenger, however, does not believe Arsenal's failings represent a crisis for the club, and has confirmed they remain active in the transfer market, although the Frenchman was not willing to reveal any specifics.

"I don't want to come out on specific names as that would not be right, but the first request we have is do they have the quality to play for Arsenal Football Club," Wenger told a press conference.

"We are not scared to spend money, but only on the right players. We would like two or three players, possibly more, but we will compromise on the quality.

"I understand every frustration (of the fans). What is important is the quality we put on the football pitch, but let's not create a crisis from nothing."

Unless Arsenal complete a signing on Friday, they will begin the new Premier League campaign with Sanogo as their solitary acquisition, but Wenger still believes his side are in a good state ahead of their opening fixture.

Arsenal begin their season against Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday having clinched a morale-boosting friendly win against Manchester City last week - a victory Wenger highlighted as a sign his squad can cope without further reinforcements.

He added: "We played a good game last week (to beat Manchester City in Finland), so let's try to take that on.

"The quality of the team that plays tomorrow will not be linked about who we sign."

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