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“I have some transfer work to do”: Wenger

London: Arsene Wenger cut short his press conference following Arsenal`s 5-1 thrashing of West Ham "to do some work" on the club`s transfer targets.

The Gunners came from a goal down to put their London rivals to the sword on Wednesday night, with Olivier Giroud scoring twice in a 12-minute blitz early in the second half to help secure all three points.

Wenger was pleased with the way his side responded after going behind to a Jack Collison strike, and reserved special praise for Lukas Podolski - whose thunderbolt strike restored parity in the first half - in the short time he spoke on the match.

"We got a good response," he told reporters. "West Ham were dangerous in the first half and from set-pieces. In the second half we created chance after chance.

"I thought it was an interesting test [at 1-0]. I couldn`t predict we would score five, it was vital to equalise before half-time.

"It was a repetition of the game at West Ham when we were 1-0 down. Everybody can score against everybody.

"I never felt that the players didn`t know how important it is. I was worried they were sometimes a bit inhibited.

"Podolski was outstanding. He has an unbelievable shot, the keeper had no chance. It was new for us, we scored from a corner!

"I still believe [the left] is his best position. Yes [he had one of his best games], he was also very good in the away game at West Ham."

Wenger confirmed that Thomas Vermaelen is doubtful for the Gunners` FA Cup clash with Brighton on Saturday after suffering an ankle problem, but when pressed on the club`s dealings in the transfer market, he was quick to suggest that some developments were in the pipeline.

When asked whether there were any updates, he confirmed: "No [I have nothing to tell you]. That is why I have to shorten the press conference, because I have to do some work!"

From Zee News

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