Arsene Wenger denies Arsenal move for Dimitar Berbatov

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists he is not interested in signing Dimitar Berbatov in the January transfer window.

The Fulham forward has been linked with a £2 million move to the Emirates Stadium over the last week, after his agent admitted in December that the Bulgarian was seeking away from Fulham, who he joined in the summer.

Despite the speculation, Wenger insists he isn't looking to land the former Tottenham player this month.

"He is not a name we have considered at the moment. We have not contacted anybody," said the Arsenal boss.

Wenger is likely to try and bolster is threadbare forward line in January, but admitted that it may be difficult to land the right player.

"We are just considering our options," he said. "I must confess they are quite restricted."

Arsenal are currently without main striker Olivier Giroud and his back up Nicklas Bendtner, who limped off after scoring the winner in the Gunners' 2-0 win over Cardiff on New Years' day.

Berbatov added fuel to the fire when he posted a picture on Facebook today of himself along with the words: "could fire Arsenal to the title" before promptly deleting it.

The former Manchester United forward appeared 154 times for Tottenham between 2006 and 2008, scoring 69 goals before earning a big-money move to Old Trafford.

Arsenal go up against their north London rivals in the 3rd round of the FA Cup this weekend - and Wenger says it is a game his side are desperate to win despite the impact a run in the competition could have on their title challenge. 

We want to win the next game, that is vital for us and I would only rest players who could get injured," he explained.

"In this case I consider this game a top level Premier League game, I have to treat it like that. The FA Cup is an opportunity we want to take, we can give absolutely everything in this game.

"I had the luck to win four FA Cups and I'm keen for us to win it again."

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