Arsène Wenger has slammed the door shut on the possibility of Gilberto moving to Juventus.

The story surfaced recently in the Italian press but was flatly denied when the Arsenal manager spoke at his usual Friday press conference.

"He is under contract, we have had no offer so the subject is closed," said Wenger.

"Let him go to the end of his contract and then we will see. But we might well extend because he is an important player for us.

"To be honest I have never heard the story. In the Italian newspapers they talk about him, the German newspapers talk about Lehmann, the Spanish newspapers talk about Baptista and the Swedish papers talk about Ljungberg. I simply can not control all that."



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