Arsenal are not interested in signing Argentinian striker Javier Saviola, according to Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.
Saviola is one of a number of players linked with a move to Arsenal, but Wenger claims he has plenty of forward cover, having already signed Tomas Rosicky earlier in the summer.
“We are not interested in Saviola at all,” said Wenger in The Guardian.
“I have enough forward players.
“We have bought Rosicky. We have (Freddie) Ljungberg, (Robin) van Persie, (Jose Antonio) Reyes, (Thierry) Henry, (Emmanuel) Adebayor, (Theo) Walcott, (Nicklas) Bendtner, (Jeremie) Aliadiere and (Arturo) Lupoli.
“Where do I put the strikers?”
However, Wenger is still keen to strengthen his squad, with defensive cover a priority following the departure of Sol Campbell. The Arsenal coach has admitted he is an admirer of West Brom stopper Curtis Davies, although he described the asking price of £10 million for the defender as “too high”.
“We still want to strengthen our squad at the back,” Wenger added.
“We have lost [Philippe] Senderos now for the next three months and we have injuries. [Johan] Djourou has been injured. [Gael] Clichy is injured.
“At the back, if we can find one player who can play centre back, left back, then we are still open.
“I have not made an inquiry and I have not made a bid but I like Curtis Davies.”
Wenger admits that one of his principal objectives will be to keep hold of defender Ashley Cole, who is reported to criticise the club’s handling of the Chelsea tapping-up affair in his forthcoming biography.
“When he (Cole) comes back, I feel the most important (thing) is to work hard and not to talk too much, because football is less about talking and more playing and showing how good you are,” said Wenger.
“We have shown many times that we can keep our best players when we want to. We showed that with Henry.
“When he looks back one day, he will see that Arsenal have helped him.”