Arsène Wenger says he understands the fans' frustrations but has called for calm as he looks to strengthen his squad before the transfer window closes.

The Arsenal manager has been linked with a number of potential signings and the Club is working hard to gets deals done as the team prepares to kick off the Premier League season against Aston Villa.

Wenger wants to sign top-quality players but, in the meantime, he believes his current squad is in good form.

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"I understand every frustration, you have so many frustrated people, but what is important is the quality of what you do on the pitch, so let's not create a crisis from nothing," he said.

"We just played a good game last week [against Manchester City] so let's transfer that to the next game and not start to convince everybody that the quality of the team that starts on Saturday will be linked with the number of players we buy between today and tomorrow.

"The quality of the team will be linked with the performance of every player who plays [against Aston Villa]."

Wenger is focused on Saturday's game - and also his desire to bring in new signings.

"I am optimistic of course [of making signings] but it is very difficult for me to give you a number.

"We look more for quality than for numbers. The first request is to have the quality to play for Arsenal Football Club, after the number comes in. Yes, we would like two or three players if possible but we will not compromise on the quality of the players."

Copyright 2014 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 Chris Harris 16 Aug 2013