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.”