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Mamelodi Sundowns insist Xulu will not join Arsenal

January 12, 2010
By Soccernet staff

South African side Mamelodi Sundowns have denied that defender Siyanda Xulu is to have a trial at Arsenal despite a story appearing on the club's official website.

A story on the site suggested Xulu, 18, was to head to Emirates Stadium as a potential replacement for Kolo Toure, who left Arsenal for Manchester City in the summer.

However, Downs spokesperson Alex Shakoane insists there is no truth in the report and that there are no plans to allow him to leave.

"We know nothing about it and we will ask the webmaster about it," he told Kick Off. "The boy is staying put. He is still young with a lot to learn."