Date: 9th August 2006 at 9:33am
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Gunners boss Arsene Wenger
‘categorically denied’ that he had put in a bid for the French Winger after Arsenal’s 3-0 win in Zagreb.


Reports in the tabloids suggest Wenger will tie up a 13 million pound deal, bringing the player in to replace Madrid bound Jose Antonio Reyes.

‘I have not made a bid for Frank Ribery – I categorically deny that story.

‘I have not made a bid for anybody. Will I? Frankly, I do not know.

‘It depends if somebody goes or not – but even if somebody goes it is not sure I will make a bid for anybody.

‘We have left an impressive list of players behind tonight.

‘To add players to the team to just be spectacular, I am not going to do.’

However in the past, when Wenger has made denials with regards to players he will not be signing, he has always stated that we have enough players in that position, we wouldn’t need/want that player or we simply can’t afford him, but this time Arsene has only said he hasn’t made a bid.

That’s not to say he isn’t going to, is it?