By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger is not afraid to take a “gamble” in the transfer market.

The Arsenal manager is looking to bring in experience before the window closes at the end of the month. At Friday’s press conference, he suggested that midfield and defence were areas in which he may strengthen.

Speaking after Saturday’s game with Liverpool, Wenger confirmed once again that he would buy. His concern was finding the requisite quality but he added that, if needed, he would speculate.

“We are never afraid to take a gamble,” said Wenger. “But to buy a player is always a gamble anyway.

“I look at the players and if they are good enough. People forget we have bought players - Gervinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jenkinson, Ryo - and you will see over the season they are top-quality players but at the moment we have to give them some time.

“Yes overall we will buy. Maybe people feel I am stubborn, but I am not, I just want to do the best for the team and buy the right players.

“If I have shown one thing in the last 15 years, it is that I have brought in good players.

“We will bring as well experienced players. People just say 'buy' but it is to buy the right player which is difficult.”

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22 Aug 2011