All Arsene Wenger wants to find next month is a quality player.
The Arsenal boss is known for his picky nature in the transfer market but Wenger has revealed he will not mind whether his target is eligible to play in the Champions League or not.
The Frenchman has hinted he will be in the hunt for a capable cover for Robin van Persie and thus, names of Europe’s finest strikers – including Wolfsburg duo Dzeko and Grafite – have been drawn to his attention.
Despite recently ruling out interest in Dzeko – for price reasons – Arsene may chase a player of such sort afterall, if not the Bosnian ace himself.
“I would, because we [Arsenal] go for of course, the domestic championship and the FA Cup as well. It allows you sometimes to rest a player for the Champions League and play another in the championship and that’s why [I say that].” Wenger said.
“I would prefer that he can play in both competitions [the Premier League and Champions League]. It would mean that he needs the quality to play for Arsenal in the long-term.”
Dubbed ‘a cunning fox’ by Andrey Arshavin’s agent Dennis Lactcher, Wenger can pull the rabbit out of the hat with his transfer dealings – the latest of which he sealed by signing the Russsian almost a year ago, despite coiling on rumors for long.
In a way similar to the Arshavin saga, Wenger has rued the selling price of much-linked target Dzeko despite admitting his admiration of the player. But the striker’s ineligibility to play in the Champions League this season would mean a bargain from Wolfsburg which the Arsenal manager may find hard to turn down.
“Sometimes you think that is a bargain you cannot turn down and don’t forget Arshavin got us in the Champions League last season.”