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Arsene Wenger on Gabriel Paulista, attacking options and Theo Walcott's return


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the Gunners are in a very healthy position in the offensive department.

Despite letting Lukas Podolski join Internazionale in the Serie A, the Frenchman believes he has plenty of firepower in attack ahead of the second part of the season.

"At this stage of the season [Arsenal have] never [had such good attacking options]," Wenger said during his post-match press conference.

"Last year we lost many players in January and this year they've come back because they were out earlier.

"[Having so many options up front], yes, [it will help]."

Striker Theo Walcott wasted no time reminding what the Gunners missed during the time spent on the sidelines and the Frenchman was encouraged with what he saw during the FA Cup win against Brighton & Hove Albion.

"For a first game it was encouraging," Wenger said.

"[Mesut] Ozil as well - maybe they dropped a little bit physically in the second half but overall they were ready."

Meanwhile, the Frenchman says Gabriel Paulista's transfer should be finalised on Monday morning.

"It's [Gabriel Paulista's transfer is] on the line," he said.

"I think we'll get over the line tonight and tomorrow."

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