Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he could sign new players in January.
The Frenchman insisted earlier in the season that he would not be in the market in the New Year as he was happy with his squad.
However, he has now had a change of heart and says he could make moves if the right players become available.
"If we find the players who can give something more to the team, we will do it," insisted the Gunners boss to Al-Jazeera TV.
The u-turn suggests that Wenger is of the opinion that his squad does need strengthened if they are to keep up the title challenge this season.
And with Japanese starlet Ryo Miyaichi already on board to come in January, this is a signal of intent that Arsenal are ready to end their trophy drought.
However, he did quash any notions that Arsenal would not spend within their means.
"We respect our budget. You look at clubs who lose £100 million or £150m and if we do that, then we go bust. It's as simple as that. We pay what we can afford," he added.
"I'm amazed that people are amazed that we do that. I think what is surprising is that people don't respect that.
"The beauty of the competition and this club is to be successful while respecting the financial balance.
"People will maybe realise one day that it's not as easy to stay at the top and as well to cope with financial compulsories that you have at the top.
"We face rivals who do not respect the financial fair play. Instead of us being accused, maybe people should look somewhere else."
Arsenal currently occupy second place in the table, two points behind Manchester United, as they prepare to face Chelsea at the weekend.