By Declan Taylor

Arsène Wenger has not drawn a line under his transfer dealings yet, but he has revealed that most managers are currently looking for the same type of player.

Since the transfer window swung open on June 1, Arsenal have signed Thomas Vermaelen from Ajax and sold Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure to Manchester City.

At Friday's press conference, Wenger admitted that there might be more movement on the transfer front, especially on the defensive side. However, if there are no new faces in his squad on September 1, the manager will not be concerned.

"[Will there be] Much transfer movement? Certainly not," the manager said. "Any? Maybe, but certainly not much.

"I was always happy with my squad, that's a quality I have. Don't forget the players we have out - we have quite a big squad.

"At the moment Abou Diaby hasn't played until the other night, we have Tomas Rosicky, Eduardo, Samir Nasri - there are plenty of offensive players who are still not there.

"Carlos Vela is still injured and not playing so we have plenty of possibilities; offensively I don't think we need to strengthen the squad.

"Defensively, number-wise, maybe we could still do with one."

But it seems as though Wenger is not the only manager in this particular boat.

When asked exactly which position he wanted to strengthen Wenger said: "I must confess one thing.

"I've spoken to 10 managers and all 10 are looking for centre-backs or defensive midfielders.

"It looks like the offensive players are the most-paid but at the end of the day, in the modern day, all the managers I speak to ask me the same thing.

"‘Do you know a player somewhere?'"

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21 Aug 2009