Wenger casts massive doubt over Arsenal’s Malcom hopes

Date published: Thursday 18th January 2018 10:50

Arsene Wenger has conceded Arsenal look unlikely to sign Bordeaux forward Malcom during the January transfer window.

The Gunners had been strongly linked with the player as a replacement for Theo Walcott, who on Wednesday completed a move to Everton.

However, with the Ligue 1 club insisting they had no received any approaches for the player, Wenger has now admitted a deal for the £40million-rated star look unlikely.

“I don’t think we are close to doing that,” Wenger said at Thursday’s press conference.

Asked again if there was a chance Malcom would join before the January window shuts, Wenger concluded: “I don’t think so, no.”

 

Wenger provides Wilshere deal talks update

Wenger also confirmed that negotiations over a new contract with Jack Wilshere were ongoing.

“We know what we want, we want him to stay, want him to extend,” Wenger added. “After that we have to satisfy a financial agreement with jack and that’s what we’re trying to do.”

 

 

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