However, Wenger has claimed that the arrival of a new midfielder is an option following the injury blow to Mikel Arteta, while the departure of Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona could persuade Wenger to spend on more defensive cover.
When asked in this morning's press conference about the possibility of signing a defensive midfielder, Wenger told reporters: "We are not against that, no. If it's a long-term injury [for Arteta] that puts us in a position where we have to be creative.
"We are not in an emergency case but we are open to any opportunity to strengthen our defensive department."
Arsenal, who began their Premier League campaign with a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace last Saturday, will take on Everton this weekend.