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


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


“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