Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti has revealed he is unaware of the reported interest in him from Arsenal.
The Gunners have been heavily linked with a summer move for an experienced shot-stopper. QPR's Julio Cesar, who impressed with Brazil in the recently concluded Confederations Cup, was understood to be the north London outfit's top target but recent reports from Italy claim Arsene Wenger has made an enquiry regarding Marchetti.
The Italy international has now cooled the speculation by stating he is in the dark over all the speculation linking him to Arsenal. However, the 30 year old has refused to rule out a transfer away from Lazio and said he is leaving that to the club president to decide.
"I know nothing about Arsenal. I'm having a holiday and only thinking about relaxing. And then there is the president, who knows what to do," Sky Sports quoted Marcehtti as saying.
The Gunners were previously linked to the player three years ago while he was playing for Cagliari. Marchetti, who joined Lazio in 2011 for €5.2m, has now established himself as one of the most consistent keepers in Serie A and made 85 appearances in all competitions for the Rome-based club.
Marchetti 's performances helped Lazio win Coppa Italia last season, beating derby rivals Roma in a historic final. The player, whose current contract runs till 2016, also has nine senior international caps for Italy.
Meanwhile, Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski insists he is determined to improve his performances for the club next season.
The German had 16 goals and 11 assists to his name form 42 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners last season, after arriving from the relegated Cologne in the summer. And though he is pleased with the contribution he made in his debut season, the 28 year old is keen to play a bigger role for the team next season.
"Last season was a good season for me. I scored a lot of goals and made a lots of assists so I was happy. I came from a small team like Cologne so it was not easy but, hopefully, this year will be better," Podolski said.