By Joe Brewin
Arsène Wenger says it is unlikely he will make a move for another striker in the January transfer window.
Wenger currently has three forwards at his disposal with Robin van Persie, Marouane Chamakh and Ju Young Park all vying for a starting place.
But despite the imminent loss of Chamakh to the Africa Cup of Nations, the Frenchman says he has no plans to bolster his squad.
"At the moment, I do nothing in January,” he said. “I have a big squad, but if you knock at my door and say 'I have a fantastic player for you', I will not turn it down.
"If we have no injuries, we should get away with it because we have Oxlade-Chamberlain, who can play there, Park, Arshavin and Van Persie. So we still have offensive players, but we could be a bit short if we have an injury.”
Chamakh has had to be patient this season, mainly due to the imperious form of Robin van Persie. Wenger was asked whether he would consider loaning the Moroccan but he has no plans to.
"It is a confidence issue [with Chamakh], but it is difficult to loan him now because of the African Nations Cup,” he said. “They come back in February, usually quite tired, so it is not easy.
"They need to go out two weeks before the tournament starts then it lasts two and a half weeks, then they need two weeks' recovery. So it is six weeks."Copyright 2017 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