Wenger retains hope that Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby will play again this season.
“We have what it takes at the club when everybody is available because we had many missing and big, big players, too,” Wenger said. “We are in mid-February and Wilshere has played zero games, Diaby has played zero games and [Per] Mertesacker is out for the rest of the season. Santos is out for three months.
“That would be difficult for any club in the world to deal with. It’s hard enough to lose one or two players and we have lost too many. But at the moment I believe we are not making plans for next season. We are making plans for the next game.”