Only earlier this week did Robert Pires suggest that Arsenal sign Southampton star Victor Wanyama and it appears that Arsene Wenger has taken the comments on board. No, it doesn’t mean he’s going all out to land the Kenyan, but Wenger has at least reacted to the transfer talk. The Frenchman said that he too rated Wanyama, but that Arsenal weren’t making moves to take him to north London anytime soon. He also said he wouldn’t consider Karim Benzema because Olivier Giroud is a great striker. Meanwhile, Danny Welbeck has admitted he’s desperate to return after enduring a ‘difficult’ spell on the sidelines. The England international isn’t back until the New Year having undergone surgery on his knee - he said he was hoping to be flying upon his return.