By Giuseppe Muro

Arsène Wenger is NOT trying to sign Jonathan Woodgate.

The Arsenal manager has openly admitted being on the market for a central defender this month and plenty of potential targets have been suggested by the media.

Woodgate’s name is the latest to be linked but, when questioned on Monday, Wenger laid that particular rumour to rest.

“We were not after Woodgate, who I like as a player, but we are not after him,” said the manager.

“That was not on our mind at all, [it was] completely out of the blue.”

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