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Arsene Wenger has ruled out making a summer move for Sunderland number one Jordan Pickford after claiming that Arsenal already have the position well covered by Peter Cech, David Ospina, Emiliano Martinez and Wojciech Szczęsny.

Pickford, 23, is expected to leave the Stadium of Light during the coming summer transfer window following the relegation of David Moyes' side to the championship.

Reports since January have been claiming that Arsenal are monitoring his situation ahead of a potential move to make him the long-term replacement of 34-year-old Peter Cech at the Emirates Stadium.

But Wenger said that the Gunners are not interested in the 23-year-old despite being impressed by his performance during Arsenal's 2-0 win over David Moyes' side on Tuesday night (16 May).

"He had an exceptional night. I think we had 36 shots at goal, the highest in the Premier League. The keeper saved 11 of them, so he has done extremely well," Wenger admitted in the press conference before ruling out signing him or any other keeper in the summer.

Jordan Pickford
Pickford has been one of Sunderland's stand-out players this season Reuters

"We have plenty of goalkeepers. We have Petr Cech, Ospina, we have Wojciech who is only on loan at Roma and has had an exceptional season. We have Emi Martinez. If there's one thing we don't need to buy, it's a goalkeeper."

Meanwhile, the Frenchman did not confirm recent reports claiming that Arsenal have already agreed the free-agent signing of Schalke defender, Sead Kolasinac, ahead of the 2017-2018 season.

According to the London Evening Standard, Kolasinac has agreed a five-year deal with the Gunners after turning down advances from Manchester City, Everton and AC Milan and is expected to be confirmed as the first Arsenal signing of the summer on 1 July.

But asked whether the Gunners have already completed the signing of Kolasinac, Wenger said: "No, we have nothing to say about transfers at the moment."

And pressed is he is looking forward to working with the defender, Wenger said: "I'm looking forward to working with myself!"