Wenger: No Arsenal move for Tiote

Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Gervinho were unable to make

a breakthrough during the 0-0 draw at Stoke, despite a dominant

display in midfield led by Santi Cazorla, leaving Arsenal yet to

open their goalscoring account after two Premier League games. They

also drew 0-0 with Sunderland in their opener.

Wenger put the slow start down to a lack of understanding in his

attack.

He said: “Offensively we still have some work to do because we

missed a bit of accuracy in the final third in our movement and in

our passing.

“We are used to finding each other in the final third and

there’s something missing but I still think we should have won the

game 1-0.

“[It is] an understanding because you have Cazorla and Podolski

who one month ago, they didn’t know each other, so that will

come.

“We have some work to do on the training ground but I believe we

have the potential.”

The Arsenal boss, who has been linked with a move for Newcastle

midfielder Tiote as a replacement for Alex Song, denied he is

interested in signing the Ivorian.

Wenger said: “Tiote is a good player but he is not on his way to

Arsenal.”