By Nick Teale

Arsène Wenger will not be making a move to sign Andre-Pierre Gignac.

The Arsenal manager has admitted he is considering signing a new striker during the current transfer window and Gignac is just one of a number of names linked with a move to Emirates Stadium.

The 24-year-old has scored 35 goals in 85 appearances for Toulouse and has become a regular in the French international squad, netting four times in ten appearances for Les Blues.

But while Wenger says he is an admirer of the striker, the manager concedes that the French international is too expensive to be an Arsenal transfer target.

"I like the player," admitted Wenger. "I don't need to send people to watch him because I know him well enough already because he plays for the French national team.

"Lyon tried to buy him last year for nearly £20million, so the price was too high."

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