With the transfer season heating up, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger denies rumors that his club is gunning to get Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech.
“That’s a tricky question because we are not interested in anybody at the moment,” Wenger said in an interview when asked about Cech in an interview. The manager insisted that they already have quality goalkeepers within their ranks, and they are unlikely to need an additional one at the moment. Both David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny are currently vying for the position of the squad’s primary keeper.
Cech earlier expressed the desire to moved out of the Blues after losing his position as top keeper to Thibaut Courdois. His agent Viktor Kolar has also claimed that they have been already received permission from the team to talk with other squads interested in him. However, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho stressed that, if he had it his way, he wants to keep Cech on the lineup.
Meanwhile, Wenger said that the upcoming transfer season is going to be a challenging race for them, as Manchester United is also gunning to get the same target players that Arsenal is eyeing. “They are very active,” the 65-year old manager said of the Red Devils’ recruitment efforts. “You expect them to come back with some strong buys and they already have a strong squad. If you look at their squad already, it is top quality.”
However, he stressed that they are not yet worrying about the situation, as they will only be starting to deal with transfer talks once the current Premier League season is over.
Wenger’s side is set to take on United this Sunday, with the goal of firmly securing their hold on their top three position. However, there are heading out to the field a few man short, as forward Danny Welbeck is ruled out of the match after failing to recover from his injury. Winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is also expected to be out for the rest of the season due to injury.