By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger has dismissed speculation that Ghana captain Stephen Appiah could be heading to Emirates Stadium.

The 27-year-old central midfielder has been released by Fenerbahce and, as a free agent, is eligible to move outside of the transfer window.

Arsenal have been touted as a possible destination for Appiah but Wenger scotched those rumours at his pre-match press conference on Thursday.

When asked whether he was interested in Appiah, Wenger's reply was short and blunt. "No, we are not on the case," he said.

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