Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists he hasn't abandoned their youth policy after his deadline day signing spree.

Mikel Arteta, Andre Santos, Park Chu-Young, Per Mertesacker and Yossi Benayoun all arrived during the closing stages of the transfer window.

"Because we lost key players and the because of the injuries we've had we couldn't survive without buying players," said Wenger. "And the players available had a bit more experience than what we usually sign. But we have invested as well, our highest investment has been in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, a young player.

"We have the work permit for Ryo Miyaichi, we still will not give up on our youth policy."