By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger is confident that Arsenal will cope if they do not make a new signing before the transfer window closes.

The Frenchman has been actively looking for defensive reinforcements since Sebastien Squillaci joined Thomas Vermaelen on the injury list after the Leeds game on January 8.

As yet Wenger has not found what he is looking for but, with Squillaci back in the squad for Sunday’s Cup tie with Huddersfield, the manager is not panicking.

“I would not see it as a missed opportunity,” said Wenger.

“I focus on my squad and I feel we have 22, 23 outfield players who can cope with what we need.

“Vermaelen looks to be making good progress, Squillaci is back available, so that was the only position we were short, at centre-backs.

“If I don't make any signings it is because I have not identified a special player who could strengthen our squad at the moment.”

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