Marseille have ruled out a move for Arsenal target Olivier Giroud and expect him to stay at Montpellier.
The Gunners have been linked with a move for the prolific forward who has been one of the star performers in the French League this season.
Giroud is the leading goalscorer in the top flight and has been linked with a number of big name clubs across Europe.
Wenger is close to finalising a deal for German international Lukas Podolski, but with uncertainty surrounding the futures of Marouane Chamakh and Gervinho, the Arsenal manager is looking to bolster his forward line during the summer.
Marseille have also been linked with Giroud, but their sporting director Jose Anigo has told French Television station OMTV, that they will switch their attentions elsewhere and believe he will stay at Montpellier.
Anigo said: "This is a player who wants to play in the Champions League next season and it seems we are not going to get there.
"That is why I do not believe we have any chance to sign him. I don’t believe he will leave France this summer because he will want to play with Montpellier in the Champions League."