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Wenger snubs Adriano offer
29 Aug 2007 - 07:08:37
Arsene Wenger has revealed that he turned down the chance to add Internazionale striker Adriano to his Arsenal squad before the transfer window shuts.
Twenty-five-year-old Brazil ace Adriano is set to leave Inter on loan in the next few days, with West Ham United and Manchester City also linked with the South American frontman.
However, he will not be heading to Arsenal, with Wenger feeling the deal was not the right one for his squad.
He said: "I was offered Adriano on loan and I said no.
"We do not need him and it was an easy decision to make because we're not out there to sign another striker.
"The agreement was for a loan. They wanted to give us a player but wanted one back in return.
"I won't say who it was, but I didn't want to lose the player they requested. I didn't necessarily think Adriano would upset the balance of the squad.
"I have bought Eduardo Da Silva. I already had Emmanuel Adebayor and Robin van Persie and I brought Nicklas Bendtner back.
"I still have Theo Walcott and Abou Diaby can play through the middle. Why should I bring more forwards in?"