By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger insists he has never tried to sign Brede Hangeland.

The Fulham centre back was regularly linked with a move to Arsenal last summer and his name has cropped up again ahead of this summer’s transfer window.

Wenger could be in the market for a defender but told Arsenal TV Online that Hangeland has not been on his radar.

“I find he is a good player but we have never been in for him,” said the Frenchman.

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