Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed the Gunners will not be signing Fulham defender Brede Hangeland this summer. The 6ft 5in stopper has made 53 league appearances since arriving in January 2008, with the 28-year-old's rock-solid form last season helping the West Londoners seal a Europa League place, 12 months after avoiding relegation on the final day of the campaign. As a result, the Norwegian international - who has featured 53 times for his country - has been linked with moves to Aston Villa, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal during the close-season. But despite the player stating on more than one occasion that he is happy to stay at Fulham, and manager Roy Hodgson adament that nobody has made a bid for his prize asset, reports have continued to predict Arsenal to eventually make a move. But Wenger has now ruled out the possibility of the stopper arriving, responding to a question about the club signing the Fulham enforcer by saying: “No we are not on this [Hangeland] case.” NEWS: Hangeland sick of seeing name in papers
21 August 2009
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