Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he is in the market for a new midfielder following the sales of Gilberto Silva, Alexander Hleb and Mathieu Flamini.
Samir Nasri and Aaron Ramsey have already been brought in, but Wenger believes he lacks cover.
“Alex Song is going to the Olympics, while Abou Diaby and Cesc Fabregas have yet to start pre-season,” he said.
“We will need one more body, though there is no special name on the list.
“If we find a reasonable target then we will do it. We have some time. We have until 31 August.”
The arrivals of Nasri, 22, and Ramsey, 17, from Marseille and Cardiff, represent Wenger’s only movements in the transfer market this summer.
The Arsenal boss confirmed that Ramsey would be involved in thefirst team set-up next season.
“He is in the plans for the new season like all the players today,” Wenger said.
“It depends on the performances and their quality and you could see that some young players could be very close to the first team.”