Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has slammed former Tottenham star Jamie Redknapp. Redknapp insisted Arsenal arrivals Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud are not in old boy Robin van Persie's class.

The Sky TV pundit said: "For me, those two aren't in the same league as Van Persie. I was disappointed in both of them."

But Gunners boss Wenger insists the summer signings will come good.

The Frenchman rapped: "I have worked for 30 years on the football pitch, every day. I know what it is to improve a football player.

"What it is to go out morning and afternoon and try to make a player out of somebody. Not everybody can say that.

"Of course they are quality players.

"I do not listen too much to what people say - I try to see if it is exaggerated or not."