Wenger plays down Lampard link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed to know nothing about

transfer links to Frank Lampard.

The 34-year-old Chelsea midfielder’s contract expires at the end

of the season and there have been reports of a shock January move

across London to Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal fans are desperate for Wenger to act in the winter

transfer window, although rumours about Lampard have been met with

a mixed reception, after the defeat by Swansea City at the weekend

left the struggling Gunners in 10th place in the Premier


But the Frenchman made a joke of the connection to Lampard when

asked ahead of Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League game against

Olympiakos and referenced Greek philosopher Socrates.

When pressed about the England international, Wenger replied:

“We are in the country of Socrates. He said, ‘I know that I know

nothing’, and that is a bit like football.”

The Arsenal manager has also insisted his attention must first

be on getting consistent results rather than what might happen in

the New Year.

“What is important now is to do well until 1st January,” he

said. “What happens in January, we will see if we need to do

something and we will do it.”