By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger will "try everything" to bring in new players before the transfer window closes.
The Arsenal manager has brought in five new players this summer - Gervinho, Carl Jenkinson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ryo and Joel Campbell - but he plans to add further reinforcements following the departures of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.
Wenger has until the evening of August 31 to supplement his squad and he has every intention of doing so.
"I will try to strengthen the squad in depth because at the moment we are a bit short number-wise but if we get two or three players in we have the quality to challenge," said Wenger.
"I am anxious yes because I want to do it and I try everything to do it. But I am confident as well because we have some good young players who can make a big step very quickly."
But the manager warned that signings were not guaranteed. "There is a chance [we could make no signings] because again we are dependent on the desire of the people who have the players to sell the players," he said.Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 26 Aug 2011