Wenger himself confirmed he would sign only “top players” in winter, and this has seen the club linked to an avalanche of star players in recent weeks.
Premier league giants Arsenal and Tottenham have been dealt a major blow after Olympic Marseille has ruled out the sale of its prolific striker Michy Batshuayi in the current winter transfer window, according to the Daily Star.
The Gunners have been linked with a move to sign the in form Belgian in the current transfer window to provide competition and cover for Olivier Giroud but it seems the Gunners will now have to turn their attentions elsewhere.
Tottenham are reportedly also interested in the striker and Mauricio Pochettino’s men who have just Harry Kane as their only fit out and out striker were hoping to beat the Gunners to the signing of the Belgian international this month.
However, both clubs are now set to be disappointed after Marseille manager ruled out the sale of the striker this month, as per the Daily Star.
According to Calciomercato, the manager said: “You want to kill me!
“I don’t think about Michy leaving.
“If we’re going to sign anyone it’ll be an addition, not a replacement.”
Batshuayi, 22, has scored 2O ligue 1 goals in 44 appearances for the French side.