2006-07-18

Arsenal is not after Juventus' players

English club Arsenal announced on Tuesday that they will not try to go sign the players leaving scandal-hit Juventus.

As we know, Juventus were relegated to Serie B, stripped of their two last two league titles and banned from the Champions League for their part in the Serie A game-fixing scandal.

Some star players such as Italy's World Cup winning defender Fabio Cannavaro and French midfielder Patrick Vieira have been linked with some other important European teams like Valencia, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United.

However, the Gunners' coach Arsene Wenger told the club's website that they would not be tempted to spend big on the footballers.

"We know this situation is disturbing the market because you have a flow of players coming out," Wenger explained.

"But we must not forget that the players of Juventus are very well paid and not many teams in the world can afford to pay these kinds of wages. And we can not afford to do it. That is why we are not disturbed by the Juventus incidents."