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Last Updated: Friday, 24 September, 2004, 13:38 GMT 14:38 UK
Wenger eyes Wright-Phillips
Shaun Wright-Phillips
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Shaun Wright-Phillips is one of the players he has set his sights on as a potential transfer target.

Wenger will get a look at the winger at close quarters when his side play Manchester City on Saturday.

"He is getting higher every year. He is a guy we have an eye on and we follow his progress. He will be a major threat to us," he told the Evening Standard.

"He has a tremendous work rate and tremendous penetrating power."

Wright-Phillips' stepfather Ian Wright is one of Arsenal's most famous past players.

And the Highbury boss added: "With the combination of the two, and his improvement technically every year, he will be a very good player.

"He is a Wright - and the Wrights have a big love affair with Arsenal.

"At the moment I do not want to say we are buying him but he is one of the interesting players on the right flank in England. Could he be at Arsenal one day? It is not impossible but I don't know yet.

"We have Jermaine Pennant, we have Fredrik Ljungberg - we have plenty of players there. But he is an interesting player. He is a winner and I like his attitude."




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