By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger admits that signing a centre back on loan may be the “best solution”.

The Arsenal manager is trying to bring in defensive re-enforcement before the transfer window closes at the end of January while Thomas Vermaelen recovers from his Achilles problem.

Wenger has insisted that any acquisition would act as cover for Johan Djourou, Laurent Koscielny and Sebastien Squillaci so, he argues, a temporary move may be suitable.

“Basically that would be the best solution for us because what do you do with five centre backs?,” he told Arsenal.com.

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 25 Jan 2011