Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has told Manchester City that they can forget about signing anymore of his star players because he won’t sell to them ever again, according to The Sun.
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The defending champions have recently been linked with an end of season move for England international midfielder Jack Wilshere, but the mercurial Frenchman has put a block on any potential deal.
Over the years, City have funded the Gunners to the tune of £80m from deals for the likes of Gael Clichy, Samir Nasri, Kolo Toure, Bacary Sagna and Emmanuel Adebayor.
But with City winning two Premier League titles during that time in comparison to Arsenal’s none, Wenger has learnt his lesson by vowing to never do business with the Citizens again.
“I don’t know what Manchester City are doing and I don’t care,” he said.
“We are no longer in a position where we have to sell our best players and 90 per cent of my squad have long-term contracts.
“In the past we had restricted finances when we had to sell our players just when they were starting to perform.
“But now we have a good balance and good financial potential. There is no pressure to sell.
“Part of the DNA of this club is to give a chance to young players.
“We have a core of five or six players who have been here for the last seven years and we want to keep that nucleus.”
City have also recently been linked with making a move for Liverpool stars Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho as they look to refresh their squad over the summer.