The Frenchman quashes any ideas of signing the Milan star.
Arsenal’s pursuit of AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has come to an end as manager Arsene Wenger reveals he will not be signing any more forwards this summer.
Having relied heavily on Olivier Giroud in 2013/14 it was thought that the Gunners would be purchasing at least one new man upfront, but after the £35m arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona earlier in the month Wenger says there will be no more arrivals in the final third.
“Up front we don’t need any more, maybe I will still bring in one centre-back,” the 64-year-old was quoted by the Daily Star.
“I will bring in a goalkeeper for sure and we are still out there to strengthen our squad.”
The North Londoners have been linked with several strikers this summer, with Loic Remy and Mario Mandzukic also thought to have been targeted along with Balotelli.
Yet Mandzukic has since joined Atletico Madrid and Remy has agreed terms with Liverpool, whilst Wenger seems happy to strengthen in other areas.
Along with Sanchez the Frenchman has also secured right-back Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United, whilst a deal for Nice goalkeeper David Ospina is understood to be close to completion.
Other targets that Wenger has his eye on are Javier Manquillo of Atleti and Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.
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