Gunners exits unlikely – Wenger

Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia and forward Andrey Arshavin have been
linked with moves, but Wenger feels with the number of games coming
up the Gunners cannot afford to let anyone leave. Arsenal take on
West Ham on Saturday, just three days after losing the first leg of
their Carling Cup semi-final to Ipswich. Asked about the
possibility of any players leaving this month, Wenger told Arsenal
TV Online: “No, not at the moment.” On the subject of Aaron Ramsey
going out on loan, he added: “At the moment no because we have so
many games in front of us that we want everybody to be here and
available.” Arsenal head to Upton Park with the hosts bottom of the
Premier League and their boss Avram Grant under pressure. Wenger,
though, feels the game will be a far from simple one. “Now between
team number 12 and the bottom of the league is two or three points,
that’s one game,” he said. “You cannot draw any conclusion of
weakness down to the position only in the league because nobody is
really bad enough to be away. “It’s a very compact field and that
makes the league very interesting and very exiting and makes every
game very, very competitive. “We will go there to focus and to play
well and I’m confident we will play well.” It would hardly come as
a surprise if Grant lost his job given how many teams have
dispensed with their managers so far this term, and Wenger believes
it is a trend which will not bring rewards. “It is a bit of a new
landscape of the Premier League and I don’t agree with it,” he
added. “But it looks like the future of the Premier League will be
maybe less stable for the managers than it was, which certainly
will be corrected again. It’s a bit cyclical and then people
realise that doesn’t work then it will change again.” Lukasz
Fabianski is rated 50-50 for the match due to a shoulder problem,
while Denilson (thigh) is also a slight doubt but is expected to be
fit. Wenger is also considering holding a meeting with his players
to discuss the pitfalls of Twitter. Liverpool forward Ryan Babel
has admitted a charge of improper conduct in relation to him
posting remarks about, and a picture of, referee Howard Webb on the
social networking site. Wenger is not in favour of banning his
players from using Twitter, but wants them to be wary about what
they say. “It is a new way of expressing your views,” Wenger told
Arsenal.com. “It can be used by the players in a positive way but,
in this special case (with Babel), it was in a negative way.
“Personally I’m against banning the players from expressing their
views in general. But it has to be in the interests of the club and
not detrimental. “Of course it can be very useful to a club as well
so we are thinking about [sitting down with the players] and seeing
how it can be used in the best way. “I don’t like to go against
progress because usually it’s a lost battle but maybe we have to
sit together and see how we can use this in the best possible way.
“The key is to think before you tweet. It’s not just about talking
to friends. In the online world you potentially speak to more than
the traditional media world.”