Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is adamant he will not be splashing the cash despite seeing his side plagued by a succession of injuries.
The Gunners face a challenging fixture against Liverpool in their opening game of the season with the side currently devoid of a host of its first choice defenders.
The Gunners are facing a defensive crisis ahead of their Premier League opener against Liverpool on Sunday as centre backs Gabriel Paulista (ankle) and Per Mertesacker (knee) have been ruled out for several weeks and several months respectively.
Nevertheless, Wenger is confident he can find a solution to the injury woes without adding any costly reinforcements.
‘I just try to analyse in a rational way, what is the best decision for the team and the club,’ Wenger told the Evening Standard.
‘I know it’s more glamorous to buy a £50- to 60-million player than to give a chance to a young player, but in my job you have to just look at the quality and not so much the numbers surrounding a transfer.’
Wenger admitted the side have been looking to add a defender following the frustrating loss of his two senior centre backs.
‘We are short on the experience front and at centre-back, having experience forms an important part. ‘Laurent Koscielny came back very late from the Euros so we are in a difficult position for Sunday’s game against Liverpool.’
The manager concluded by assuring supporters he was looking for the best possible solution to the crisis.