Search

Arsenal boss: Move for Liverpool target is ‘not alive’ but we’re still attractive for players

15:23 24 August 2012

Real Madrid

Real Madrid's Nuri Sahin is closing in on a move to Liverpool. Photo: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

EMPICS Sport

Transfer news: Nuri Sahin appears set for Anfield

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has not given up hope of landing Nuri Sahin.

The Real Madrid man is allegedly set to join Liverpool and the Gunners boss has admitted that a move for him is not working at the moment.

“At the moment, it is not alive,” Wenger said.

“Can you be not alive and not dead? It is possible.”

With Arsenal in the Champions League and Liverpool in the Europa League it appears that the Gunners are no longer an attractive move for a player – something Wenger refutes.

“We have more problems to say no than get a yes. 99% of the time it is because we don’t want it or the financial positions are not what we want them to be,” Wenger added.

“You would be surprised at the people who want to join us. Why? Because we are top of the European game.

“We have one quality at this club. We are brave. It is not because you push us to do something that we do it.

“Secondly, we sit down and anticipate the problems we face.

“We took the decisions, now we have to show they are the right ones. That is what is at stake.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 14:00
Arsenal's Olivier Giroud (left) and Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas in action during the 0-0 draw at Emirates Stadium.

Olivier Giroud has urged Arsenal to concentrate on nailing down the runners-up spot in the Premier League following their stalemate with champions-elect Chelsea.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Lianne Sanderson (right) celebrates with Natalia Pablos Sanchon after the Spanish striker's goal against Millwall. Pic: TGSPHOTO

Striker Lianne Sanderson is determined to play her part in recapturing a winning mentality at Arsenal Ladies in her second spell with the club.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
New Zealand's James Franklin bats

James Franklin is hopeful his bag of allsorts will give Middlesex plenty of options on the last stop of his cricketing journey.

Most read sport

Competitions

Two phones. Same phone case. Genius.

To celebrate the launch of the first luxury dual phone case, PearPeel, we are giving away two of the black leather Rocha cases, perfect for holding two iPhone 6 handsets.

Spruce up for spring with this beauty bundle from Justmylook!

Looking to update your look for spring? Well, you’re in luck.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Islington Gazette e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder