Arsene Wenger has admitted that Chelsea's Joe Cole is an "interesting" summer transfer target for Arsenal.
Cole, 28, is out of contract at Stamford Bridge this summer and could leave the Premier League title-chasing Blues on a free transfer.
But although claiming midfield is not an area of immediate concern in his squad, Wenger has conceded that Cole's contact situation has come to his attention.
"Joe Cole is an interesting target, but do I have enough players in those positions? We shall see," he told the Daily Star Sunday.
"I believe strongly that our midfield are developing very well with (Alex) Song, (Abou) Diaby and Denilson because they are young, very young, but different to (former Gunner) Patrick Vieira.
"I believe in them because if you compare them two years ago and this year they are tremendously improved and if they continue to play together, especially with (Cesc) Fabregas, they have a good understanding.
"I believe the midfield was not a problem this year because we created so many chances from midfield and we dominated nearly all the games in midfield.
"I don't think we had a big problem in there. I believe we had a problem of efficiency defensively."