Wenger is intending to keep his cheque book closed until the availability of “good players”.

The Arsenal boss claims he is maintaining his miserly approach in transfer market despite constant suggestions by fans, pundits and even fans of rival clubs to add to his declining squad.

The Gunners have now lost three straight games for the first time since 2007 where they lost to Everton, Liverpool and then West Ham in a period from mid-March to mid-April.

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Arsenal’s collapse has come even at an earlier phase this season as consecutive defeats to Fulham, Swansea and Manchester United sees the Gunners five points from a place in the top four and 18 points behind leaders Manchester City.

But despite his side’s obvious need for strengthening due to their current form – along with injuries/suspensions to nearly ten players – Wenger insists he is no hurry to add to his squad during this January transfer window.

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“Spending the money is not the target, to buy good players is the target. We need our players back. People are not conscious that we miss 10 players.” Wenger said

“When you see what we created in the second half without [those injured] players, it is important to get the players back.”