Schalke Star Not Interested In Arsenal or Liverpool Switch

Midfielder says he is not thinking about Anfield or Emirates switch.

Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby has dismissed speculation linking him with a summer switch to Liverpool or Arsenal, reports the Independent.

The 22-year-old German international, whose father is from Liverpool, has been linked with a move to the Premier League after dazzling during Schalke’s 2-0 Champions League win at the Emirates last month.

Holtby’s contact with the Bundesliga club runs out at the end of the season and there has been speculation that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was keen to land the talented star on a pre-contract agreement in January.

“I think people talk about it too much in the media,” Holtby said. “I am blue and white, I am with Schalke and agents are there to deal with that.

“My focus is on the squad, the team, the club and tomorrow’s game.

“Other people can talk about it, but I just want three points for me and my team. Everything else I just put to the side.

“I play for Schalke, I don’t play for Liverpool, Arsenal or anyone else.”

Holtby, whose Schalke side again face Arsenal in Tuesday’s Champions League meeting, concedes that the North Londoners have a great team, however.

“They have not been great but they are a great team, they know how to play,” he said.

“They have a good young team, a quality team and we are prepared.

“We have got to be focused, we have to focus on our game for 90 minutes plus added time.

“We should show them we are at home. We have 55,000 people behind us and it should be a great game.”

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