English Premiership

Wenger: Luiz, Lemar reports are wrong

2018-01-02 21:23
David Luiz (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has poured cold water on speculation that he's looking to bring in Thomas Lemar and David Luiz during the current transfer window.

The Gunners failed to tempt Lemar away from Monaco five months ago and are set to rekindle their interest in the France international this month, according to reports in England.

Luiz has also been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium after falling out of favour with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte earlier this season, having lost his place to Andreas Christensen in defence.

But Wenger dismissed the suggestions, although he didn't rule out the possibility of dipping into the transfer market, which depends on whether he can persuade Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere to sign on beyond the current campaign.

"I don't want to speak about any special name but these reports are wrong," the Frenchman said. "We are open in any position for the exceptional player that can give us a plus.

"It depends a bit on the injuries as well, on the other hand it depends who will manage to extend the contracts of the players who are at the end of their contracts in June.

"It will depend on that because we have to take the consequences of these decisions and respond to it."

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Sunday, 25 February 2018
Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur, Selhurst Park 14:00
Manchester United v Chelsea, Old Trafford 16:05
Thursday, 01 March 2018
Arsenal v Manchester City, Emirates Stadium 21:45
Saturday, 03 March 2018
Burnley v Everton, Turf Moor 14:30
Leicester City v AFC Bournemouth, King Power Stadium 17:00
Swansea City v West Ham United, Liberty Stadium 17:00
Southampton v Stoke City, St. Mary's Stadium 17:00
Watford v West Bromwich Albion, Vicarage Road Stadium 17:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Huddersfield Town, Wembley Stadium 17:00
Liverpool v Newcastle United, Anfield 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.