Arsene Wenger is not interested in Brede Hangeland. At least not yet. Gunners have once again been linked with the Fulham centre back as a replacement for the departing Kolo Toure.
But as on most occasions, it is just false speculation. Fulham boss Roy Hodgson has outrightly denied any formal contact by Arsenal:
“We read the speculation about Brede, but you only get concerned when a club contacts you.
“I’m not bothered about it. If Arsenal wanted one of our players and could afford to entice him away, like Manchester City are, we would have to deal with that situation.
“But it’s only speculation brought about by people seeing that Arsenal are losing a centre-back and saying ‘if I were the Arsenal manager I’d go for him’.”
There is still time, just over a month to go till the transfer season ends, so Wenger has sufficient time to buy the two or the players needed. Will Hangeland be one of them? Doesn’t seem so anymore.