Amid rumours of a possible Arsenal bid for Sunderland’s Kieran Richardson coach Martin O’Neill snubbed the possibility saying that the club was not contacted with any official offer for the former United man.
“Arsenal have not been in touch with me, I don’t know anything about it.
“I asked the chief executive as well and she said no, there hasn’t been anybody in touch yet.
“But what I have said is that I would keep players informed about what is happening.
“Obviously, I don’t want to rush players to leave the football club. I would rather think about stabilising things here, and hopefully we can try to progress from there.