Arsenal transfer news: Arsene Wenger hints at new arrivals... but Mesut Ozil is going nowhere

Ozil had been linked with a move to Juventus

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Arsene Wenger has admitted that he is "open" to doing more business in the summer transfer window, but that none of his key men will be departing.

The £11milllion arrival of Petr Cech and £2m departure of Lukas Podolski are the only pieces of first-team business Wenger has conducted so far in this window.

The Arsenal manager, who arrived with his squad in Singapore on Sunday night, did not confirm if he was after any player in particular, only admitting that he was "open" to buying more players, presumably if the deal was right.

He did reject the notion that German playmaker Mesut Ozil would be leaving the club, after he was linked with a £30m move to Juventus at the weekend


“Ozil is our player, he will remain our player and he wants to remain our player,” Wenger said.

“It is a big season for him because he had a difficult start last year and in the second part of the season he was very important.

“Ozil understands the rhythms of English football and he has improved his defensive attitude. He works hard and offensively he is a top class player.”