Arsenal keeper target dismisses transfer talk

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Arsenal transfer target Rene Adler has dismissed suggestions that he could leave Hamburg for the Premier League this summer.

The German international stopper is said to be on Arsene Wenger’s transfer wish list, according to Sky Sports, with the Gunners chief eager to strengthen between the sticks ahead of next season.

However, Adler will not be the man to challenge Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski for the number one jersey at Arsenal, with the 28-year-old fully focused on life in the Bundesliga.

The former Bayer Leverkusen stopper has a contract at the Imtech Arena until 2017, and has not given any thought to a move away from the club.

"I am under contract with Hamburg, that is a fact,” he told Sport-Bild.

"I can say that I have not thought about leaving or considered a transfer since I joined Hamburg (in May 2012)."

Adler spent six years with Leverkusen before moving to Hamburg last summer, and has helped his new club to a top eight finish this season.

Arsenal, meanwhile, are favourites to secure a place in next season’s Champions League with a top four finish in the Premier League.

Goalkeeper is regarded as the Gunners’ Achilles heel however, and whilst Adler would have offered vast experience behind the defence, it appears he won’t be moving to north London at the end of the campaign.

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