Arsenal boss Wenger admits following Belgian prospects

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits Hamburg defender Vincent Kompany is among several Belgian prospects he is following.

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Wenger said: "I have been interested in Vincent Kompany ever since he was 16, but I am not interested in him this year. There is nobody I need for my team's defensive department.

"I still follow Kompany's progress all the time and I know him very, very well. But he will not be an Arsenal player next season - and you can print that.

"I know all the good Belgian players. Arsenal are following a number of them with great interest, although I won't name names."

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