Arsene Wenger spoke to the media ahead of their Carabao Cup Semi Final first leg tie against Chelsea and gave the latest news on transfer possibilities.
Arsenal are linked with some players and on the other hand there are some Arsenal players who may well be leaving North London in January, and Wenger was questioned about those potential moves and the Frenchman was strong on his stance that no potential signings are close for the Gunners.
“No news, no. We are working on it and as soon as we have any definite solution, we will get back to you,” Wenger said on the contract progress of Wilshere and Ozil.
Arsenal are also reported to want Jonny Evans and the Gunners boss said, “Again, there is nothing to say. All that would only be philosophical to talk about it. As long as we don’t have any agreement with anybody, I believe the best is not to talk.”
Also Wenger confirmed that if Man City are in for Evans and it comes down to finances, Arsenal will come second best.
Wenger was also questioned about the potential departure of Francis Coquelin andthe French manager said that nothing has been decided yet. There has been rumors that West Ham have approached for Coquelin but Wenger said that no such contacts have been made from Hammers side.
Also there has been another speculation that Arsenal veteran Theo Walcott will be making a move away either at Southampton or Everton, and recent reports suggest that the Merseyside club are currently more favorites than the Saints to sign the struggling England International.
Gunners are up against Chelsea on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup Semi final and a host of players are set to miss out due to various problems. Koscielny, Monreal, Giroud and Ramsey will take no part due to injury problems while Alex Iwobi may well be left out due to disciplinary issues.