Arsenal will not sign French midfielder Yann M'Vila, manager Arsène Wenger has confirmed.
Rennes midfielder M'Vila was scouted by the Gunners last season, with a close-season deal expected for the defensive midfielder.
However Wenger has moved to clarify that, after months of no contact, he will not be making a bid for the France international.
When asked about the possibility of signing M'Vila by Arsenal's website, Wenger replied: "No. We wait on Diaby and Wilshere. When you look we have Song, Ramsey, Coquelin, Wilshere, Arteta and Diaby.
"In defensive midfielders and box-to-box players we are not short if they are all coming back. If we have setbacks in pre-season it could be different."
Wilshere missed the entirety of the 2011/12 season after picking up an ankle injury in an Emirates Cup friendly while Diaby's Arsenal career has been blighted by injuries.
The Frenchman, who made his Arsenal debut in 2006, has however joined the club on their pre-season tour of the Far East.
Wenger's faith in the team's youngsters is cause for concern however. In 2008 he rejected the opportunity to sign Real Madrid and Spain's influential ball-player Xabi Alonso because it would "kill" the progress of youth product Denilson.
However the Brazilian has underwhelmed in the first-team and was last year farmed out on loan to São Paulo.
M'Vila, 22, featured three times for France at the European Championship, amid rumours his behaviour in the camp had been questionable and counter-productive.
He refused to shake Blanc's hand when substituted in the 2-0 defeat against Spain.