Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he considered new Chelsea signing Demba Ba in the summer.

Wenger admitted that Chelsea's latest recruit was a target last summer, but he opted instead for Montpellier forward Olivier Giroud.

Wenger said: "It was Giroud or Demba Ba in the summer - they are very similar players. I was a bit cautious about the noises on Ba's knee injury, but someone told me the problem he has is manageable and can be prevented."