Arsène Wenger has no need to sign 6ft 8ins striker Nikola Zigic because he already has a beanpole frontman waiting in the wings.

The Serbia striker, currently at Crvena Zvezda, has been linked with a move the Premiership, and certain reports have suggested the destination might be Highbury.

However Wenger is more interested in 6ft 3ins Nicklas Bendtner. The 18-year-old Danish striker has hit 27 goals in 30 starts for the Reserves, the youth team and the Under 18s this season.

"No," replied the Arsenal manager when asked if he wanted Zigic. "I admit we have seen him, but we already have a young Zigic in our youth team. Bendtner."

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5 May 2006