Arsene Wenger has insisted Arsenal will not panic buy to sign a striker, if Olivier Giroud is ruled out for a lengthy spell.
Arsenal are waiting to learn the full extent of the ankle injury Giroud suffered in last weekend’s draw at Everton amid fears the France international could be out until the New Year.
If Giroud is sidelined for the first half of the season, Wenger has been tipped to move for a new striker, with the likes of Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck and Queens Park Rangers’ Loic Remy linked with a switch to the Emirates Stadium.
However, with less than a week to go before the transfer window closes, Wenger will not be forced into signing a replacement for Giroud.
"We have plenty of players at center-forward. In England as soon as you have a problem, people want you to buy," he said.
"Unfortunately, I can give you some clubs that every time they lose a game they say they might need to buy more.
"I’ve learnt one thing in our job – you say nothing categorically."
Arsenal face Besiktas in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League play-off on Wednesday night, with the first leg in Turkey having finished 0-0.