Arsene Wenger: There is no need for Arsenal to sign Dimitri Payet
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 20/01/17 6:21am
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has ruled out a move for wantaway West Ham forward Dimitri Payet.
Although he admits he is interested in the Frenchman, Wenger insists he has no need to sign another attacking player.
Payet wants to leave the Hammers this month but is understood to be resisting huge-money offers from China because he wants to return to his former club Marseille.
Ahead of the Gunners' clash with Burnley on Sunday, Wenger said: "I don't need Payet because we have so many creative players.
"I rate Payet as a player, of course, but it's not an area where we are looking for some players.
"No. We have many players offensively who can play in this position. You are interested by the quality of the player but there needs to be a need as well, and we have no need in this domain."
The futures of attacking players Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez remain uncertain, however, with both players in the final 18 months of their contracts.
Wenger has insisted they will not be sold even if the two superstars, who have 21 goals between them this season, fail to agree extensions.