Arsène Wenger says the Club is working hard to strengthen his squad - but he won't reveal his transfer targets.
Arsenal begin their Premier League campaign at home to Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon having added French striker Yaya Sanogo to the squad over the summer.
Wenger has been linked with high-profile players and hopes to complete some deals soon.
“I don't disagree that we are a bit light at the moment,” he said. “There are 18 days to go until the end of the transfer market and we are of course looking to strengthen our squad.
“I don't want to come out on any specific name because that would not be right. Usually in the press, you are well informed.
“Ideally you would want it to be quicker, but to finalise any transfer you need the agreement of three parties. You can see from our main rivals that it is not easy.
“At us, Chelsea, Machester United, it is difficult to find the quality players to strengthen the team and the squad who are available at the moment but there are a shortage of top, top, top players who are available.
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“It's not a question of spending the money, it's a question of finding the right players. As I told you, you are well informed, you certainly heard that we are not scared to spend money. But we want the right players.”Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 16 Aug 2013