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Arsenal boss Wenger explains focusing on German transfer market

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has explained focusing on the German transfer market in recent years.

A number of German players have joined Arsenal in recent years, including Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski and Mesut Ozil.

"I just buy good players - they adapt easily to England," the manager said. "If you look at the number of French people in London you can't say they don't like England and don't adapt. But it's just a coincidence.

"Germany first of all is 80 million people, they have created many academies of quality and they are now maybe producing more players than France.

"The structure in Germany [means that] in every single village you have a football club. The life of the village revolves around the club and everybody plays football in Germany.

"For me, it's the most similar country to England because if you watch any single game it's sold out. Football is very strong culturally in Germany, stronger than anywhere else and similar to England."

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