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.
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"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.