Arsene Wenger says Arsenal have not received offers

Published Add your comment

Football News

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claims the club have not received offers for any of their players with only 11 days remaining of this summer transfer window. Joel Campbell in particular has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium but, for now, he stays put.

Related Articles

Francis Coquelin subject of Queens Park Rangers interest
William Carvalho subject of £20m bid from Arsenal
Arsenal draw with Besiktas in Champions League play-off

Arsenal still in the market

Arsenal have had a rather busy summer with Wenger having moved to secure four acquisitions for over £70 million, while club captain Thomas Vermaelen was allowed to pursue regular first-team football with a move to Barcelona.

Wenger is expected to remain in the market right up to the closing hours of the window, with signing of a central midfielder now having taken on greater importance following the injury sustained by new skipper Mikel Arteta.

But will anybody be heading in the opposite direction? Not at the present time, says Wenger, who was speaking at his weekly press conference.

"We have had no offers for anyone to leave,” he explained succinctly.

Campbell future

Of the players currently among Wenger’s first-team squad, Joel Campbell has been the one to see his future called into question most frequently. The Costa Rican is a significantly more sellable asset following his performances at the World Cup, and has understandably courted interest.

Campbell’s valuation skyrocketed to £16 million after his starring display in Brazil, and perhaps it is this lofty fee - which it is worth adding was dreamt up by his representatives - that has deterred any formal approaches.

Whether due to lack of interest or confidence from the manager, it would appear that the most likely outcome of this transfer window is that Campbell will stay with Arsenal and fight for his place.

Watch: Arsenal transfer news update

Staying put?

The Sun have reported that Galatasaray have registered an interest in Campbell only to be informed by Wenger that the 22-year-old is not available for transfer, at least for the time being.

Campbell has featured in only four minutes of competitive action for Arsenal, coming on as a late substitute in the Community Shield, and it will be interesting to see how often he will feature over the coming weeks and months.

Arsenal have numerous options able to operate in Campbell’s favoured positions, either on the flank or through the middle, and it is likely that a decision will be taken on his future in the January transfer window.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again