By Joe Brewin

Arsène Wenger may add to his defensive resources this month but he admits the wheels are not yet in motion for any deals.

The squad has been hit by a number of full-back injuries in recent months with Bacary Sagna, Carl Jenkinson, Andre Santos, Kieran Gibbs and Thomas Vermaelen all sidelined.

Johan Djourou’s suspension has compounded Wenger’s concerns and he may seek a short-term option this month.

“At the moment nothing, we don't have a concrete case but we don't rule it out,” Wenger told Arsenal Player. “[A loan defender is] the likely scenario, yes.

“[I am expecting a] quiet [market]. Europe is depressed and there is not a lot of money available, only some clubs who have exceptional resources. Let's say that clubs who are not linked with the economic environment at the moment can buy!”

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