Wenger – I want a defender (but NOT Cahill and only on loan)

Arsene Wenger is still worried about Arsenal’s full-back injury crisis, and has admitted that the Gunners simply need a short loan period to cover for the injuries to Kieran Gibbs, Bacary Sagna and Andre Santos. He has to all intents and purposes rulled out any chance of a permanent arrival for either flank.

He said that Sagna was ahead of schedule and his return may negate the need for any cover at all. “It depends now on how quickly Sagna will come back,” Wenger. “He has started to run a little bit.