By Chris Harris
 
Arsène Wenger has distanced the Club from reports that Arsenal have made a second bid for Mark Schwarzer.
 
The Fulham goalkeeper has been linked with a move to Emirates Stadium for much of the summer but Manuel Almunia kicked off the season between the posts for Arsenal at Liverpool last Sunday.
 
The Spaniard is expected to start against Blackpool this weekend too but those Schwarzer rumours persist as the transfer deadline approaches.
 
Fulham have reportedly claimed that Arsenal have now made two bids for their 37-year-old keeper but Wenger remained tight-lipped when the issue was raised at his pre-match press conference.
 
"I am not responsible for the Fulham statements," said the Frenchman.
 
"I never speak about the transfers, the offers, anything made about the players, because we have so many talks in football that are never concluded.
 
"It is always simple if you want to buy a player and the club doesn't agree: they say no so there is not a lot to talk about."

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