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McCarthy quells Doyle's Arsenal link

July 7, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Wolves boss Micky McCarthy has stressed that striker Kevin Doyle is happy at the club following reports linking him with Arsenal.

Kevin Doyle is a key player for Mick McCarthy's side
GettyImagesKevin Doyle is a key player for Mick McCarthy's side

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Speculation has suggested Arsenal could target Doyle this summer as a replacement for Nicklas Bendnter, who looks set to leave the Gunners.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is a fan of Doyle, previously stating: "I believe he is an intelligent player - I like him personally."

But McCarthy told the Express & Star: "I can't tell you anything except what was in the papers and I'm not going to comment on some speculative story. What I can tell you is that Doyle loves it here.

"He enjoys coming here to work every morning, and we love him here and we enjoy him coming to work here every morning.

"That goes for everyone else as well and that will remain the same until anything different happens."

Doyle signed at Molineux from Reading for £6.5 million in 2009 and has scored 14 goals in 60 Premier League appearances for the club.