By Chris Harris

You can forget all the transfer speculation you might have read this week – because it’s “all wrong”.

That was Arsène Wenger’s blunt assessment of the latest round of stories linking Arsenal with any number of summer signings.

Transfer rumours have gathered pace since last weekend’s defeat at Wigan effectively ended Arsenal’s title bid and, inevitably, reporters wanted Wenger to shed light on the speculation at his pre-match press conference.

They didn’t get far. Goalkeeper Joe Hart was the first and only name to crop up before Wenger snuffed out any further probing.

“We are at the moment not on the transfer market,” he insisted.

“What is important is that we focus on the challenge we have in front of us and finish well in our final three games.

“I read some transfer rumours in the newspapers and they are all wrong. All of them. So you do not even need to ask me one name – they are all wrong.”

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23 Apr 2010