By Nick Teale

Arsène Wenger is not concerned by comments attributed to Andrey Arshavin recently - because the quotes were taken from an interview conducted much earlier in the season.

Reports on Wednesday suggested that the Russian had claimed Arsenal needed to sign "three or four experienced players" in order to win trophies.

However, Wenger chose to ignore the story, claiming that the interview was conducted at the end of last year.

"I did not read that [interview]," said the manager. "I think it was an old interview which has come to surface again in some newspapers who had a problem to find some news.

"It was a very old interview after the injury of Robin van Persie, and we panicked a bit. It is not a recent interview."

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