Victor Wanyama denies reports linking him with Arsenal

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Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama has sensationally denied that he is set to quit St Mary's and force a summer move to Arsenal.

The Sun linked the 23-year-old with Arsenal, quoting the Kenya international as saying that Arsene Wenger had been discussing his future and had ‘let it be known’ they wanted to sign him.

According to The Sun, Wanyama said: “Wenger has been talking about me, and he has let it be known he would like to sign me this summer."

Transfer link denied

But this has been categorically denied by Wanyama, who took to Twitter to put an end to the recent speculation, reiterating his focus remains on helping Ronald Koeman's side finish as high up the Premier League table as possible.

The 23-year-old also explained how he has no control over the thoughts of other managers, but wanted to make sure Saints fans knew he wasn't pushing for a transfer.

This seems to deny any interest in a move away from St Mary’s, something Southampton fans must be jubilant about.

Tottenham bound?

Wanyama had also been linked with Tottenham quoted the same report, with former manager Mauricio Pochettino keen on bringing his former signing to White Hart Lane.

So while Wanyama has denied the Arsenal link, does this mean he could be set for a move to Tottenham in the summer?

It is well known that Benjamin Stambouli is set to leave White Hart Lane this summer, which could potentially pave the way for Wanyama’s timely arrival.


Wanyama moved to Southampton from Celtic in 2013 for £12.5 million, and has impressed on the South Coast, forming a formidable partnership with another reported Arsenal target, Morgan Schneiderlin.

Saints currently sit in 7th place in the Premier League, only one point behind both Tottenham and Liverpool.

The Saints face Tottenham this weekend as former manager Pochettino makes his return to St Mary’s after leaving the club for Spurs in the summer.

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