Arsene Wenger has played down suggestions Arsenal could sell Jack Wilshere stressing the Gunners no longer need to cash in on their prized assets.
After playing for the under-21s on Monday night a couple of papers ran speculative nonsense linking the England international with a summer move to Liverpool, Manchester City and Juventus. In light of the lack of drama at the Emirates the stories were obviously cooked up for a few hits…
Given no story, made up or otherwise, is not a story until it’s dismissed by Wenger, he was summarily questioned about the guff at today’s press conference.
Sliding in with two feet off the ground to tackle the subject, Wenger said: “You can imagine my answer and send it to Sky Sports News. You have enough experience…
“We are not in a position anymore where we have to sell our best players.”
He added: “We cannot make a case of any headline in any newspaper in a press conference from things that are not true.”
Wilshere, 23, is under contract until 2018. The boss also confirmed he’ll be available for Saturday’s game against Burnley.
“Everybody can have a big impact until the end of the season, Jack included.
Every player who doesn’t play is very frustrated when he can not perform – (Abou) Diaby has been out for a year, (Theo) Walcott has been out for a year.
“Wilshere has played many games this year, he was out, but not for as long as Walcott or Diaby.”