By Rob Kelly

Arsène Wenger has categorically ruled out signing a centre back in the January transfer window.

With Chelsea reportedly tracking Bolton’s Gary Cahill, the Arsenal manager was asked whether he would consider a move for the defender with whom he was linked in the summer.

"I have had no contact [with Bolton about Cahill]," Wenger said.

"We have plenty of centre backs, fortunately they can play on the flanks too as they are at the moment. We are not looking for any centre backs. No chance.”

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