Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he considered signing Manchester United ace Carlos Tevez in the summer.

"When I saw Manchester United on the case, I thought no," said the Arsenal boss. "If they had not been on the case, yes.

"I would have analysed it and looked at how would it go. But it looked as if they were on the case early.

"However I knew I had (Robin) van Persie and Adebayor to play at the start. I wanted to give them confidence.

"Then I had (Nicklas) Bendtner behind and I wanted to give him confidence. [In the end] I looked for a player like Eduardo, who can play left wing, right or central."