Wenger not interested in luring Ghana’s Ayew to Arsenal

Mohamed Mosselhi, Wednesday 19 Oct 2011

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger denies reports linking Andre Ayew with a move to Arsenal

Dede Ayew
Ghana's Dede Ayew (Photo: AP)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied having an interest in signing Marseille midfielder Andre Ayew but said he admires the Ghanaian international.

“I like the player but we didn’t approach him. We have many wingers. We brought in Gervinho and we have [Andrey] Arshavin, [Theo] Walcott and we brought in [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain too," Wenger was quoted as saying by KickOff.

“Ayew is a very talented player but in the middle we have a lot of players too. On Wednesday we have eight midfielders and we could have had Jack Wilshere too but he is injured.”  Wenger added.

The 21-year-old said earlier in the day that it would be “a dream” to join English Premier League side Arsenal.

Ayew is set to face Arsenal on Wednesday as Marseille take on the Gunners in the UEFA Champions League.

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