UK time is: 21:12:20
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Wenger won't rule out Messi !

Following his refusal to rule out a move for Gareth Barry at his press conference yesterday despite claiming that Barry was overpriced and poor value for a player of his age Arsene Wenger has also failed to deny an interest in Lionel Messi.

An email sent to him asking if he was interested in buying the diminutive Argentine forward currently playing for Barcelona did not receive a denial as it remained unanswered. He is known to be an admirer of the attacking midfielder having believed to have once told a source close to him that "He is a very good player".

Having failed to rule out a move there are thought to be just two obstacles to the transfer; he would be too expensive and Barcelona don`t want to sell him.

In similar fashion Wenger has also refused to rule out moves for Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernando Torres and Emile Heskey.

The Arsenal manager is known to be in the market for at least one more player claiming "I can surprise you sometimes, as I got one in whom you did not expect, and there still might be one more player coming in. You know the position, but I cannot tell you much more. There is interest always. I do not want to give you any names."

Maybe not - but we all know who he means - don`t we?



Join Vital Arsenal

Want to comment on this article? It's easy to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board To visit the message board, click here. Get involved




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Amos Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 22 2008

Time: 1:04PM

Your Comments

Sarcasm ..... love it!! Lol. In seriousness though some agencies chose to put the name Gareth Barry into Wenger's quotes when that doesn't appear to be the case. Naughty naughty.
Rocky7
Actually I've seen the full interview on Arsenal.com .... I'll shut mi face!!
Rocky7
The problem with these interviews is that the name is introduced by the interviewer. If you say 'There is always interest' you can include anyone but realistically that can only be an interest if the commercial conditions are realisable. Hence you can put forward any name knowing that only the highy improbable would be denied outright. Doesn't really justify the sheer numbers of 'Barry not ruled out' this morning.
Amos.
I'll give you another example of gathering hard facts, I think there may be fairies at the bottom of my garden so I went in the garden and asked them if they were there, they didn't deny their existence and so they must be real. Basically the British media are right, everything we want to be true just is unless it's denied, put it this way, Have you ever heard Wenger deny he rides a Unicorn to work? This obviously means that he does.
Professor Calculus
Yes the quotes have been manipulated, edited and twisted to point to Barry. But it could just be what Arsene wanted to do - to put up a smokescreen to sheild his real deal?! (Ah, he didn't rule out Veloso either, and he's not cup-tied. Arsene only said this to create an impression that Barry's also on his list to bargain some more with Sporting. There you go. This logic works too lol, so you can write anything.)
Lou the Gunneress
i think he will either sign veloso or alonso, or none at all.
gooner_till_i_die
He is havin a medical right now!..
ajwb
ajwb...who is?
number14
Messi :)
ajwb
LMAO...yeh..nice one
number14
Holy crap! Wenger rides a unicorn to work!?
SUX2BU
It's not just a unicorn. He has a fleet of mythical creatures at his disposal. Just rang arsenal to confirm and they put the phone down on me. See, no denial!!!
PENZ
Emile Heskey is clearly on his way to the Arsenal. Fear it, people. fear it!
Ozi Gooner
Good stuff Amos
Phartman87
we are getting makelele. old and french. so he qualifies.
supersof
We should get Vassell, when he scores his team doesn't lose. xD
entropy13
ZOMG! RONALDO IS HAVING A MEDICAL FOR US! I ALSO CALLED ARSENAL, THEY PUT THE PHONE DOWN ON ME ALSO!!! NO DENIAL! WOOO
gooner_till_i_die
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Arsenal Articles

Wenger & Ozil Share a Mutual Trust (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Memories: Jens Lehmann (Wednesday November 19 2014)

On Adding The Science To Sanchez Magic (Sunday November 16 2014)

Yet Another International Thread (Wednesday November 12 2014)

Archived Arsenal Articles

List All Vital Arsenal Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Amos. 68
2. paul_ownz 49
3. Naijagunner 40
4. Wyn Mills 34
5. Galway Gooner 30
6. Joe_@** 19
7. shewore 14
8. damiano_tommassi 13
9. Little Dutch 10
10. Guyfox 7

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Arsenal 1 - 2 Man Utd
Swansea 2 - 1 Arsenal
Arsenal 3 - 0 Burnley
Sunderland 0 - 2 Arsenal
Arsenal 2 - 2 Hull City
Chelsea 2 - 0 Arsenal

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Newcastle 12 5 4 3 -1 19
6. West Ham 12 5 3 4 4 18
7. Swansea 12 5 3 4 3 18
8. Arsenal 12 4 5 3 5 17
9. Everton 12 4 5 3 3 17
10. Stoke 12 4 3 5 -2 15
11. Liverpool 11 4 2 5 -1 14

Breaking League News

Rate The Players: Manchester City 2-1 Swansea City
Swansea : 22/11/2014 20:54:00
Bojan wins October goal of the month
Stoke : 22/11/2014 20:54:00
Pellegrini Praises Swansea City After Win
Swansea : 22/11/2014 20:40:00
Monk Disappointed Not To Get a Point at Man City
Swansea : 22/11/2014 20:32:00
Swansea : 22/11/2014 19:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

With a stuttering start to the season what league position can we still reasonably aim for?
Suggested By:  
First 1%
Second 16%
Third 25%
Fourth 25%
Fifth or lower 25%
Still too early to bother with predictions 8%