Wenger said: "I have been interested in Vincent Kompany ever since he was 16, but I am not interested in him this year. There is nobody I need for my team's defensive department.
"I still follow Kompany's progress all the time and I know him very, very well. But he will not be an Arsenal player next season - and you can print that.
"I know all the good Belgian players. Arsenal are following a number of them with great interest, although I won't name names."