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Arsene Wenger Discusses Interest In Two Reported Arsenal Targets

The Arsenal boss revealed his side are chasing Polish youngster Krystian Bielik, but denied any interest in Loic Perrin…

With the January transfer window well underway, Arsene Wenger is as usual being bombarded by questions about Arsenal’s possible acquisitions.

The French manager has admitted that the Gunners are interested in Polish youngster Krystian Bielik, but denied planning a move for St Etienne defender Loic Perrin, according to Goal.

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Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for 17-year-old Bielik, with the Legia Warsaw midfielder’s recent performances attracting attention from a host of huge clubs.

Wenger revealed the tough tackling midfielder was on his radar, but claims a deal is some way off at the moment.

“He is a young boy that we follow, yes. You see, I gave you some information! We are not very close at the moment [to an agreement],” he said.

The French manager denied any interest in Perrin however, claiming his compatriot would not be joining the club this January.

“No, we are not on the [Perrin] case,” he continued.

Arsenal have struggled badly with their defence this season, with injuries forcing Wenger to field a makeshift back line on more than one occasion.

Gooners will be hoping their manager has his eyes on a number of other defensive targets, even if he has no plans to bring Loic Perrin to the Emirates.

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