Arsenal transfer round-up; Wenger identifies Podolski replacement and more

Wenger must reign in the spending. (©GettyImages)

GiveMeSport wraps up all the latest news from the Arsenal camp - we've got an opinion piece on Danny Welbeck and the central striker role, some high praise for a Gunners star from an unlikely source and an update on Wenger's January transfer targets.

Let's get stuck in!

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Danny Welbeck is the ideal candidate to lead the line for Arsenal long-term - but he's still got to prove it! So far, in the big games against Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, the England man has come up well short.

But he can turn it around.

FIND OUT HOW HERE: Danny Welbeck still has a lot to prove

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has identified Jack Wilshere as England's best player.

Scholes was Wilshere's harshest critic earlier in his career, claiming the Arsenal star had 'stagnated', but Scholes was thoroughly impressed with the Gunners midfielder in England's recent games.

FIND OUT WHAT HE HAD TO SAY HERE: Paul Scholes says Jack Wilshere is England's best player

Andre Ayew, a one-time Arsenal target, has again been linked with a move to the Premier League. Manchester United, Liverpool, Spurs and Arsenal are all in the race to snap up the winger.

FIND OUT MORE HERE: Andre Ayew attracting Premier League interest

Arsene Wenger may be forced into the transfer market in January to sign one of his top targets. Tyrone Mings, the highly rated full-back from Ipswich, has been linked with Chelsea and Arsenal.

But another Premier League club have been linked with a bid, and Arsenal are now playing catch up.

Find out more here: Premier League club launch bid for Tyrone Mings

Arsenal have identified their ideal replacement for Lukas Podolski - and it's Anderson Talisca.

Lukas Podolski looks likely to go to Inter Milan over the January transfer window

The Brazilian Benfica star was the subject of praise from Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho earlier this season, as the Special One claimed Talisca would be a Premier League player but for work permit complications.

It looks like Wenger could be trying to overcome that in January, with Podolski heading to Italy and Inter Milan.

FIND OUT MORE HERE: Arsenal want Anderson Talisca to replace Lukas Podolski

Former-Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has admitted that he's happy to have left all the 'bullsh*t' at Arsenal behind. The Danish international signed for Wolfsburg after a frustrating finish to his career at the Emirates Stadium.

After a couple of loan spells, Bendtner felt Arsenal would not sell him or let him play, leaving him in limbo.

READ MORE FROM BENDTNER HERE: Nicklas Bendtner: I've always had a healthy humility

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