ARSENE WENGER insists he will NOT buy another striker to replace Robin van Persie.
The Arsenal boss flogged Dutch ace Van Persie to Manchester United for £22million yesterday.
But he claims the Gunners already have his replacement in new signings Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski.
Wenger said: “Giroud and Podolski were originally intended to offset the departure of Van Persie.”
The Frenchman admits Arsenal were left with no other option but to sell their captain.
He added: “It’s never great to lose players of that quality but he only had a year contract so we do not have a choice.
“He is at Manchester United, unfortunately for us. The transfer was finalised in the afternoon.”