Arsene Wenger has not ruled out a move for Gokhan Inler, but says he has been 'too busy' to sign a new midfielder.
Arsenal boss Wenger is keen to increase his midfield options before the close of the transfer window after losing three senior players over the summer.
Udinese's Inler has been mooted to be Wenger's top target, with the player's agent claiming he has met Wenger.
However, the Gunners chief would not be drawn on whether the club are close to signing the Switzerland international.
"I do not rule out anybody completely at the moment," Wenger told the club's official website.
"If we were in advanced negotiations with anybody else I would say no, so everything is possible right now."
Forget about transfers
With Arsenal playing two games in two days at the Amsterdam Tournament, and also preparing to meet FC Twente in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, Wenger concedes he has not had time to make inroads into the transfer market.
He added: "At the moment, I am not close to concluding any transfer deal, because I am too busy here.
"Maybe next week something can happen, but for now we have to focus on the Champions League and forget about transfers because it is a big target for us."