Ganso Rules Out Arsenal Switch

By on July 23, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Arsenal may have missed out on Ganso.


Arsenal look likely to miss out on midfielder Ganso after the Brazilian insisted he has no plans to leave Santos this summer,  according to ESPN.

The 22-year-old Brazilian looked set for a move after his representative Delcir Sonda declared earlier this month that the player would never play for Santos again.

This alerted several clubs throughout Europe, with ESPN claiming that Arsenal were leading the race to land the talented midfielder, as manager Arsene Wenger looked to strengthen his squad ahead of next season.

However, Ganso appears to have down a u-turn and now insists that contrary to recent reports, he has not asked to leave this summer. The player also used Twitter to put the record straight, confirming he sees his future at Santos. Speaking at a press conference ahead of this summers Olympic Games, when asked about reported interest from the Gunners, Ganso said:

“I heard a lot of things that were not correct,”

‘Twitter was just a way for me to show to everyone what I was thinking and feeling.

“Today, my future is at Santos. I have a contract until 2015, and right now I am focused on winning the gold at the Olympic Games for the Selecao.”

Ganso is quoted as saying by ESPN.

Ganso is currently in London representing the Brazil national team at this summers London 2012 Games, but it now seems unlikely he will make a more permanent switch to London this summer.

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  1. robinhood

    July 23, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Money talks all wenger should do is to table down 8-12m for the midfielder.

  2. splodge

    July 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Dead easy this manager lark isn’t it, robinhood go play with your merry men.

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