Arsenal boss Wenger turns down Inter Milan striker Adriano

Wenger said: “I was offered Adriano but he is not needed. I am not looking to bring anyone in at the moment. Inter wanted us to take Adriano on loan but also wanted to take one of the players from our squad.

“I won’t say who they were after but it would have meant losing a player I want to keep and then getting one in return who I do not desperately want.

“It is nothing to do with the quality of Adriano but I already have Robin van Persie, Emmanuel Adebayor, Eduardo and Nicklas Bendtner to play through the middle.

“Theo Walcott can also play there and even Abou Diaby could do it. So why should I bring any more players in?

“I have big faith in the squad I have and they have proved me right so far.”