07 Dec, 11:00
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has ruled out the possibility of selling players in January to boost their World Cup hopes.
A number of Gunners players could be axed from their countries' rosters for Russia if they aren't given more playing time. Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott (England) and Olivier Giroud (France) are just three examples of Arsenal players who could boost their World Cup chances with more game time.
France assistant Guy Stephane warned Giroud earlier in the week that he needed to find more playing time to assure himself a spot on Les Bleus' roster this summer.
-It's clear that he is not getting enough playing time and Didier (France manager Didier Deschamps) has already spoken to him about it. He has to find a solution in the coming weeks, Stephan told TF1.
Wenger said he can't allow individual players' World Cup hopes to dictate his transfer strategy.