Arsene Wenger claims Arsenal are not interested in signing Callum Wilson

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says the Gunners aren't pursuing Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told talkSPORT he isn't interested in signing prolific Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson this summer.

The Gunners are likely to be targeting new signings this summer having finished way behind Premier League champions Chelsea, and once again, the final third could be a problem area for Wenger.

Olivier Giroud still hasn't quite shook off the tag of being a 'flat track bully', whilst Danny Welbeck has had an up-and-down debut season since his move from Manchester United last summer.

Yaya Sanogo will be returning from a poor loan spell at Crystal Palace, but Wenger could still look to add another striker - though Wilson won't be on his wish list according to the manager himself.

The 23-year-old hit 22 goals last season as Bournemouth ended the season as Championship title winners, handing them promotion to the Premier League.

His exploits on the South Coast have reportedly attracted interest though, with the Daily Mirror recently suggesting that up to ten Premier League clubs want to sign Wilson, with Tottenham leading the race for his signature.

However, it seems that Arsenal won't be in that race, as Wenger denied all interest when asked about the player on Friday.

"No [we are not after him]. We look at all players but we are not especially in for Callum Wilson," said Wenger ahead of this weekend's game against West Brom.

Wilson has pace and great finishing, but having already made it to the Premier League with Bournemouth's promotion, a summer deal looks unlikely right now.

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