Wenger on Belotti, Morata, Jenkinson

The January transfer window is open, but how much business will involve us?

Arsene Wenger was probed on reported comings and goings in his pre-match media briefing on Friday. Here’s what he said:

on links to Andrea Belotti…That’s what you call today ‘fake news’.

on if there was a bid for Belotti…No.

on if Arsenal have interest in Alvaro Morata…We have Welbeck coming back, we have Giroud, we have Alexis, we have Walcott, we have Lucas, who is doing very well now as well. We have Chuba Akpom coming back as well, we have Sanogo - we have a high number of strikers.

on Carl Jenkinson’s future…It’s a possibility that he will move in the next two or three days. It’s a possibility.

on whether he will go to Crystal Palace…You sound well-informed.

on whether it’s just a matter of time…It’s possible, yes. I cannot tell you much more because we have not come to any conclusion yet.

on whether he will look around for a replacement right back…We still have Mathieu Debuchy who is injured and Gabriel who plays there as well. We have Bellerin, so we are not short in this position which is why we’ve allowed one of the players to go out because they have less opportunity to play.

on whether Carl Jenkinson’s possible move means Mathieu Debuchy will stay…The door is not definitely closed, but it depends on the quality of the opportunities he will have.


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