By Richard Clarke

Goklan Inler is NOT a particular target for Arsène Wenger at the moment.

The Arsenal manager has said he is in the market for an experienced defensive midfielder to add to his squad and has expressed an interest in the Swiss international who plies his trade at Udinese.

However the 24-year-old is one of a few players in Wenger's sights right now and he is not close to signing any of them.

"I do not know yet if it will be the Swiss player or somebody else," said Wenger at the Amsterdam Tournament. "But it is not necessarily going to be the Swiss boy [anyway] because we are not especially on him at the moment, so I cannot tell you more about him than anybody else.

"My target is always to spend the right money on the right player, therefore the timing of your buy is also important as well.

"We are a body short. But do not forget we have Diaby, who is not available, Song who is at the Olympics. We have Nasri and Rosicky, who were not in Amsterdam. Then there's Bischoff as well [who is currently injured], so we have plenty of players."       

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11 Aug 2008