Wenger rules out move for Feyenoord defender

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has dismissed reports suggesting he will look to sign Feyenoord defender Rick Karsdorp during the January transfer window.

Karsdorp has been an ever-present figure in Dick Advocaat's side this season – making 27 appearances in all competitions for the Eredivisie outfit – and despite Wenger acknowledging the 21-year-old's talent, the Gunners' boss insisted that they are not in the market for a defender.

"No, at present we are not looking for defenders," he told reporters.

"Your information is not quite right. Do I know who Rick Karsdorp is?"

"Yes, he is definitely a good player, but we now find ourselves not on the transfer market. We are more focused on winning the next game," he said.

Spain international Hector Bellerin is the first-choice right-back for Arsenal, with injured Mathieu Debuchy and Carl Jenkinson playing second fiddle to the Barcelona target.