By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger admits he has had “many offers” in his search for a centre back but nothing has 'clicked'.

On Friday, the Arsenal manager suggested the defender he was looking to acquire would be “an insurance” for further injuries. However that was before it was confirmed that Thomas Vermaelen would be sidelined for sometime after undergoing a procedure.

On Monday, Wenger admitted that little had moved forward despite activity behind the scenes.

“No, it is still nowhere,” he said. “We get many offers but, at the moment, nothing concrete.

 “I cannot tell you [about the type of player] at the moment because it has to click in my head and nothing has happened yet.

“If you look at the centre backs we have, they are quality - Djourou, Squillaci, Koscielny, Vermaelen. The quality of the player coming in, what will it be? Is it a complement to the players we have already? It’s very difficult to predict.”

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