Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he has no plans to spend money when the transfer window opens in January.
The Gunners are currently third in the Premier League level on points with Chelsea and two behind leaders Manchester United, but they have suffered a number of disappointing results already this season, including home defeats to West Brom, Newcastle and Tottenham.
Injuries to the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Robin van Persie and Thomas Vermaelen have prompted speculation that Arsenal would look to bolster their squad during the window but, barring any further fitness problems, Wenger says he will stick with what he has got.
“My policy is to stick to the squad I have. We will not be on the market,” Wenger told the club’s official website.
“I want to keep my squad and I want to continue with these players. We will not be on the market unless we lose some.”
Arsenal should at least be boosted by the return of Aaron Ramsey in January. The midfielder, who has not played for the club since suffering a serious injury at Stoke in February, has joined Championship side Nottingham Forest on an emergency loan to regain his fitness.
Wenger said: “He is fit but not competitively match-fit. I left him the choice to go where he wanted. There are seven games before January when he comes back and I thought that is the best way.
“I decided to give him a run in the Championship and if he manages to play four or five out of the seven [games] he will be fit to play for us.
“We were a bit pushed by the deadline. To do it before Christmas, we had to do it last week, so I rushed a bit my decision, but it was the only opportunity.”