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Tuesday 21 August 2018

Wenger is out to sign 'quality'

Arsene Wenger is prepared to gamble on the right player this summer when he targets quality over quantity to strengthen Arsenal's squad.

Wenger today denied that Germany striker Lukas Podolski was close to joining the Gunners in an £11million deal, having undergone a medical.

But the Arsenal boss admitted he was ready to scour the transfer market in a quest for quality additions to his squad.

"Quantity-wise, we will not do a lot. Quality-wise, certainly, and we will take a gamble if we find top quality, of course," he said.

"We have many players out on loan and we have not had Jack Wilshere or Abou Diaby for the whole season."

Wenger shed little light on the timing of Podolski's arrival.

"Nothing is done. It could happen soon, it could happen later, I don't know," he said.

Arsenal will seek their seventh successive Premier League win during today's home game against Aston Villa.

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