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Bernard refuses to comment on Arsenal link

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Bernard has refused to confirm that he will be joining Arsenal this week, after it was reported a deal had been agreed for the midfielder to move to the Emirates.

Earlier this week L'Equipe released a story claiming that the Atletico Miniero midfielder was scheduled to have a medical at Arsenal on Friday, after the two clubs agreed a fee of £21 million for the 20-year-old.

However, after Arsenal's 3-1 victory against Grampus Eight on Monday, Arsene Wenger dismissed reports that any deal was done, stating there was no truth in that report.

Yet, Wenger is renowned for his denial, and in the past has denied moving for players who he has then gone on to sign. 

Now though, the player himself has distanced himself from moving to Arsenal, for now at least, as he intends to focus on the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final on Wednesday. 

The player admitted he doesn't know where his future lies and suggested it is still in the club's hands.  

"I don't want to talk about this in a week as important as this one," he told Superesportes.

"I want to talk about the game and I don't want to be impolite or ignore it in any way.

"I don't know what will happen after the game. My future at Atletico Mineiro will be in the board's hands from Thursday onwards."

So far this summer, the Arsenal boss has only brought in France's U20 striker Yaya Sanogo, who helped France to win the U20 World Cup earlier this month with four goals in seven appearances. 

Although potentially promising, Sanogo is hardly the answer to Arsenal fans prayers. The Gunner's have also been linked with a host of big names, including Luis Suarez, who is now Arsenal's number one target as they look for a world-class striker.


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