Arsene Wenger
Wenger hopes Arsenal can keep up the pressure on Manchester City in the race for second.Getty Images

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has not begun planning ahead of the summer transfer window after ruling out moves for Raheem Sterling, James Milner and Petr Cech.

The Gunners have been linked with a host of players with the season approaching its final weeks, with the club seeking to bridge the gap to champions Chelsea and Manchester City, who are likely to finish second.

Sterling's future has been a source of speculation as the winger prepares to tell Liverpool he wants to leave the club, while Cech's role as a deputy to Thibaut Courtois could see him leave at the end of the season.

Milner, meanwhile, is yet to agree an extension to his contract at Manchester City which expires at the end of the season.

But Wenger says Arsenal's attention is firmly on their remaining league matches against Sunderland and Stoke City, as well as the FA Cup final against Aston Villa on 30 May.

"I don't like to say I will do it [bid for Sterling]," he told reporters. "So if I don't do it you will say I lied. [On Cech] I can only repeat what I told you [I am not interested].

"We have a big squad at the moment and [Milner] is not in mind at all. I make my decisions after the season."

Wins against Sunderland and Stoke in their final two league games will keep Arsenal in contention to finish second in the Premier League, but those ambitions have been dealt a blow with the news that defender Laurent Koscielny is a doubt through illness.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck are "progressing" after respective groin and knee problems, with the cup final against Villa just 11 days away while Mathieu Debuchy is close to returning to training.

"We have an uncertainty about Koscielny who has flu," he added. "I will know more after training because yesterday was a recovery day."

"Oxlade-Chamberlain and Welbeck are progressing well but will not be available for tomorrow. Debuchy is still not back in training. He will be on Friday."