Arsene Wenger gave updates on player fitness and transfer plans ahead of Arsenal's game against Everton this weekend.
Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 21, 2014
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed at his pre-match press conference that Arsenal have not received offers for any of their key players.
Fresh reports have suggested that Galatasaray are interested in signing key duo Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell.
“We have had no offers for anyone to leave,” said the Frenchman bluntly.
"We have young players, that means every year they can get better."
"Joel Campbell has not had his chance yet but he will get it."
Mikel Arteta will not be fit to face his former side Everton this weekend after picking up an injury in the Champions League play-off game against Besiktas.
"If it's a long-term injury that puts us in a position where we have to be creative."
Wenger was non-committal over whether the German trio of Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski would be available for the Everton match, stating that he would simply check on them leading up to the game.
“I will check [whether the Germans] are available for selection against Everton,” said Wenger.
Wenger also refused to be drawn on Arsenal’s transfer plans, with the club linked with making more than one addition to the defence and midfield before September 2.
“We are not in an emergency case but we are open to any opportunity to strengthen our defensive department.”
"We are not against that, no (Signing a defensive midfielder)."