Arsène Wenger has reiterated his desire to strengthen his squad - but says his main focus is on beating Fenerbahce on Wednesday night.

The Gunners are in Turkey ahead of the first leg of their Champions League play-off tie at Sukru Saracoglu Stadium.

What is real football is the quality of the game and for me that is always the most important thing

Wenger is keen to make signings before the transfer window closes on September 2, but stressed his faith in the players he already has at his disposal.

“As always, we do what we think is right,” the manager said. “When we think we have the right players, we do it.

“We were for years restricted and we competed with exceptional quality. This year we did not lose any players - we just lost two players with injury - but we will try to strengthen the squad and make the right decisions until the end.

“I repeat many, many times that the transfer window should be over before the season starts because it is a little bit destabilising once the season has started – to be there talking about what is not really important in football.

“What is important in football is to go out [on Wednesday] night and see a good game. All that other stuff is good for the newspapers, but it is not real football. What is real football is the quality of the game and for me that is always the most important thing.”

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 Rob Kelly 20 Aug 2013