By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger has always tried to carry out his work as Arsenal manager in a thoughtful and intelligent way. He sees no reason to abandon that policy during the transfer window.

Speculation is rife over who may be heading to Emirates Stadium this month with the Frenchman expected to recruit at least one new signing.

Wenger has been under pressure from the media and the Arsenal fans to reinforce his squad - especially since Cesc Fabregas joined Theo Walcott and Tomas Rosicky on the long-term injury list - but the manager will not be swayed by public opinion.

He may be "on alert" in the transfer market but Wenger insists he will not sacrifice his considered approach and settle for second best.

"I believe no matter how much pressure I am under, I always try to be intelligent," said Wenger at his pre-match press conference. "That is much more important for me than to just give in to any pressure.

"I would always like to think that no matter what kind of decision I make, it has to make sense for the Club and for the future of the Club.

"Nothing is missing [from my squad] but you always want to add some quality to what you already have. I am very happy with the quality of the players I have and I believe that at the moment we are a bit short number-wise. If we can add one or two players then we will do it but the squad I have is not lacking quality; we have enough quality.

"[Only exceptional talent will be signed] because we have a squad of quality. You want always to improve that kind of quality."

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9 Jan 2009