Bundesliga outfit have no intention of selling Lars Bender.
Bayer Leverkusen boss Rudi Voller says the club have no intention of selling Arsenal target Lars Bender.
German international Bender, 24, was the subject of a rejected £18.5m bid from the Gunners during the summer and the Daily Star on Sunday claimed the North London outfit are set to return with an improved £20m offer in January.
Bender is reportedly seen as a long-term replacement for Mikel Arteta, 31, as boss Arsene Wenger continues his policy of buying German.
But Volley has ruled out the possibility of Bender leaving and says there has been no fresh bid from Arsenal.
“We’re not giving Lars up and there isn’t even an offer,” said Voller.
Bender has played six times in the league this season, scoring this goal against Mainz: