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Arsenal boss: Not a done deal the signing of Podolski

Arsene Wenger claims there is nothing definite in the reported £11m transfer of striker Lukas Podolski to Arsenal. Wenger maintained at Friday's press conference ahead of Monday night's Barclays Premier League clash against Newcastle that the transfer was not yet a done deal.

"I have not a lot to say about that because if we sign a player we will inform you. At the moment we have not signed anybody. There is still no agreement.

"The distance to the agreement is not always linked with the signing. When you are very close you are quickly very far again, but Podolski is a good player, I wouldn't deny that."

When pressed on the possibility of completing Wenger suggested there could be some movement "in the next two or three weeks", adding: "anything is possible".

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