Tuesday, 22nd January, 2013

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that the Gunners have never been in the race for Crystal Palace starlet Wilfried Zaha.

The Frenchman admitted last week that Arsenal were looking closely at the 20-year-old forward, but now he has stressed that the club did not actually make a move to secure his signature.

Zaha appears to be close to moving to Manchester United, something which may come as a blow to Arsenal, who were also on his tail.

But Wenger has stressed there was simply no move made on his part for the England international.


Asked about Zaha at a press conference, Wenger replied via his club’s official feed: "We were never in for him, never."

The field now looks clear for Zaha to join Sir Alex Ferguson’s men and head to Old Trafford.

The pressure remains on Wenger, who has declared he has money to spend in the current transfer window, to bring in new players to bolster his squad.

With Manchester United and Manchester City looking to have the top two places in the Premier League secured, Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur are set to split the remaining two Champions League spots between them.

And Wenger’s men could miss out.

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