Wenger on Cavani signing


Arsene Wenger has dismissed any hopes of Edison Cavani or Isco becoming Arsenal players this month.

The Uruguay international was recently omitted from the PSG winter training camp, fueling speculation that the striker could be on his way to north London.

Cavani had been linked with a £50m deal to join Arsenal with some suggesting that Lukas Podolski’s loan move to Inter Milan was intended to create room in the squad for the arrival of the former Napoli star.

But despite revealing that Yaya Sanogo may join Podolski out on the loan spells, Arsene Wenger has admitted that he will not be signing any attacking player as a replacement.

Real Madrid’s Isco is another man in the rumour mill but the Arsenal boss claims he is unlikely to repeat the mistake of last summer where his attack was supplied with more options while his defense remained weakened.

“No, we are not on the case [on a striker or midfielder]. We have plenty of creative players. We are more short on the defensive side of our game” Wenger said.

Reports currently indicate that Arsene Wenger is coy on making any moves over his transfer targets until the third week of January. The Gunners’ boss – who is known for leaving his deals very late – now insists that the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Mathieu Flamini and Mesut Ozil who are returning from injury lay-offs could provide the lift his squad needs.

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“I feel [we are getting stronger now]. We could benefit from that [returning players] because these are players who are not overloaded with games. ” he added.

“Some of our players have played 26 or 27 games, whereas some have played four or five. These players coming back can give us some impact for the coming months.”