“My manager and I never had any contact with Arsenal”

17:51 09 June 2012

Maarten Stekelenburg, Netherlands goalkeeper

Maarten Stekelenburg, Netherlands goalkeeper

PA Archive/Press Association Images

Maarten Stekelenburg insists he had no contact from the Gunners last year

Holland goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has denied rumours that he was close to joining Arsenal last year.

Reports claimed that the Roma stopper was going to join the Gunners but, instead, signed for the Italian giants.

“That’s strange and funny, because I also read it in the newspapers,” he told insidefutbol.

“To be frank though, my manager and I never had any contact with Arsenal.”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Submit your Arsenal player ratings

Latest Arsenal news

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Franco Vazquez and Paulo Dybala (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

Palermo have confirmed that Chelsea and Arsenal are among six clubs interested in signing Paulo Dybala and Franco Vazquez.

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Gareth Bale of Real Madrid  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

The latest transfer chatter from around the web.

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Theo Walcott of England  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Giorgio Chiellini has hailed Arsenal’s Theo Walcott, saying the forward “terrifies” opposing defenders.

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Manchester United's Chris Smalling in action against Arsenal (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Manchester United’s Chris Smalling says he is happy to stay at Old Trafford despite speculation linking him to Arsenal.

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Danny Welbeck of England (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Danny Welbeck believes joining Arsenal from Manchester United has helped to spark his impressive form for England.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Arsenal Transfer News