By Nick Teale
Arsène Wenger says he already has an idea of who will line up for Arsenal against Liverpool on August 15.
The Gunners get their Premier League campaign underway at Anfield in two weeks time and the manager has already explained that he is searching for a new defender. He is also yet to decide who his No 1 will be this season.
But despite that the Frenchman already has an idea of how Arsenal will start on Merseyside.
"It's open," he told Friday's press conference. "I will pick the team with maybe 48 hours to go. But I have an idea already.
"We have a good opportunity to see them [the keepers] tomorrow. The Premier League starts on the 14th of August so we have a little bit more time."
The manager also re-iterated that he is on the lookout for new players. But having completed two transfers early in the transfer window, Wenger is now anticipating some late deals.
"At the moment we are still looking outside to strengthen the squad," he said. "If we find the right players we will do it. In what position I cannot tell you.
"We have signed Chamakh and Koscielny already. There are always two periods in the transfer window - very early and very late.
"I always did [business] very early. And I always did it very late.
"The transfer market overall is very quiet. Clubs are very tight with money."