All hands on deck as Emirates boss Arsene Wenger looks to keep any member of his squad from leaving in the transfer window.
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does not want to let any members of his squad leave in the transfer window and has also had his say on the debate surrounding Twitter.
The Gunners are involved in the battle for the Premier League title and their boss is in no mood to weaken his selection options by allowing players to be sold.
Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia and forward Andrey Arshavin have both been linked with moves away from Emirates Stadium after slipping out of the first XI.
But ahead of Saturday evening’s trip to West Ham, Wenger told Arsenal TV Online when asked about the possibility of players leaving: “No, not at the moment.”
Aaron Ramsey was an unused substitute for the Gunners in Wednesday’s Carling Cup semi-final first-leg defeat at Ipswich as he nears his return to his club’s first team.
The midfielder played five games with Nottingham Forest at the end of 2010 as part of his recovery process from the broken leg he suffered at Stoke last February.
There has been speculation Ramsey could again be sent out on loan, but Wenger wants to keep the Welshman in order to meet Arsenal’s congested fixture list.
Arsenal’s boss said: “At the moment no because we have so many games in front of us that we want everybody to be here and available.” (Sky Sports)
This news will come as a blow to many clubs who were hoping to make use of some of Arsenal’s squad talent to help assist on loan spells. Bolton boss Owen Coyle was reportedly keen on Carlos Vela and Billy Davies wanted to get Aaron Ramsey back to the City Ground to help Nottingham Forest’s promotion bid. You can hardly blame Arsene Wenger though, clearly his side suffers more injuries than most and therefore it’s all hands on deck as the north London club attempts to end it’s silverware drought.
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