Arsenal ‘not close’ to new signing, admits Wenger

first_img1 Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed the club are not close to making a new signing and were never offered the chance to sign Pedro.The Gunners were linked with the Spaniard in recent weeks but the Barcelona star chose Chelsea ahead of strong interest from Manchester United and Manchester City.Speaking at a news conference ahead of his team’s clash with Liverpool at the Emirates on Monday night, Wenger said: “We expect, like you, (journalists) to make a signing but we are not close.”“It was a surprise to me,” the Frenchman admitted when he found out Pedro joined Chelsea. “I thought he was landing in Manchester and he lands in London.“We weren’t offered Pedro. We have many players on the flanks.”The Frenchman also revealed his desire to keep striker Joel Campbell – who as talkSPORT told you has been heavily linked with a move to Serie A side Palermo.“Personally I want to keep him,” the 65-year said.“I need to sit down with him. I would be happy if he stayed.” Arsene Wenger last_img read more