Wenger – Arsenal are planning to keep Van Persie (and Podolski can play on the wing)

The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger spoke about the possibility of transferring the prolific German forward Lukas Podolski, but according to the Frenchman the deal is still far from being completed.

Wenger also felt the need to say that if the German striker will join it won’t be because they want to have a replacement for Arsenal club captain Robin Van Persie.

“Our plan is, and I will not comment further on that, to keep Robin van Persie even if we buy any player,” said Wenger.