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.
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.
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
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.