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Wenger rules out Inler move

05 Jan 2009 - 11:35:05

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has ruled out making a fresh approach for Udinese midfielder Gokhan Inler.

Wenger has admitted he was interested in signing the Switzerland international last summer following Mathieu Flamini's departure to AC Milan.

However, the Frenchman is no longer keen to sign the 24-year-old defensive midfielder.

Asked if he was interested in Inler, Wenger replied: "Yes in the summer, but not any more."

Meanwhile, Wenger has revealed that Mikael Silvestre is facing three weeks on the sidelines with a thigh injury.

The France defender limped out of Saturday's FA Cup third round victory over Plymouth Argyle and joins fellow defenders Gael Clichy and Kolo Toure in treatment room.

"It is a thigh problem," he revealed. "(He will be out for) Three weeks, 21 days.

"I have to look at it but at the moment with the injuries we are a little bit short everywhere. I hope Kolo will not be out for a very long time because he has an inflamed groin.

"On the left-hand side we are a bit short, but Gael Clichy should be back for next week (against Bolton Wanderers)."


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