Arsenal’s Wenger unlikely to hit January sales
Arsene Wenger admits
Wenger has a long-standing interest in Bordeaux star Chamakh and has now revealed his liking for Bosnian star Dzeko.
But he admits his options are looking limited.
He said: “Let’s not dream too much.
“In January you need to find a world-class player, who has not played in the Champions League, so we need a very good Christmas.
“I am not a big fan of January, that’s why I say I will be on the market but that doesn’t mean that I will buy.
“To find the players who have not played in the Champions League, who are world-class, who are available, I wish you good luck.”
On Wolfsburg star Dzeko, he said: “I like the player. But they fly too high right now – price-wise.”
And likewise he confirmed that Bordeaux would not be about to release Chamakh.
“He is not available, their [Bordeaux’s] chairman says that,” explained Wenger.
“They are top of their group in the Champions League. Why should they sell him now?”
“They will not get a lot of money [because he is out of contract in the summer].
“How for their fans can they sell one of their best players in the middle of the season when they are in an excellent position?”