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Arsenal still keen on signing top class striker

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he is still keen to sign a quality striker during the January transfer window.

With the clubs two best strikers - Robin van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner - both out injured for expected long periods, Wenger knows he will need to bring in a top class goalscorer if the Gunners have any hope of clinching the title this season.

Wenger said: "It depends on Bendtner. How bad it is. If he is out for two months, there is no way - we will need someone absolutely.

"There is still a 50-50 chance that we sign somebody. But it's my responsibility to spend the money in the right way, why should I splash it out and pay £10million or a player who is worth five?"

It is believed Wenger is targeting Toulouse striker Jean-Pierre Gignac who will cost the club about £12million whilst there is still some interest in West Ham's Carlton Cole and Wolfsburg's Edin Dzeko.

Andrew Slevison
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