By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger will consider bringing in a new full back if the opportunity arises - but he has not enquired about Manchester City's Wayne Bridge.

The Arsenal manager is short of defensive options on the flanks with Bacary Sagna, Carl Jenkinson, Kieran Gibbs and Andre Santos all nursing injuries.

The situation is more pressing on the left - Gibbs and Santos both required surgery - so Wenger is open to a short-term solution.

"It depends now on how quickly Sagna [will come back]," said the manager. "He has started to run a little bit.

"I have to see what is available - if I have a good opportunity then why not? But I haven’t made any enquiry yet, so for the moment no Wayne Bridge or anyone else.

"It is of course something we look at but as well it depends on how long you have to take them," added Wenger.

"They have a big impact on your wages as well. If you have to sign a player for three or four years and then you have three or four left backs, only one can play, so they are not happy.

"It can only be a short-term solution for us because we have bought Santos, we have Gibbs, we have Vermaelen who can play there, so we do not need a long-term solution."

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23 Dec 2011