By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger is not interested in signing Mario Mandzukic.

Over the weekend, the Croatian striker was strongly linked in the media with a move to Emirates Stadium.

Ironically the 23-year-old rose to prominence at Dinamo Zagreb as result of Eduardo’s transfer to Arsenal in 2007. But Mandzukic will not be making the same journey.

“No,” replied Wenger when asked if the reports were true. “You will hear a few names until the end of the transfer window without there being any truth in it.”

Speaking to TV Online, the manager added he is “not close” to bringing in a new face.

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