[football] direct news understands that Liverpool will not allow full-back Glen Johnson to leave the club this summer. Following Arsenal’s constant negotiations with current right back Bacary Sagna, many other defenders have been linked to fill the role of the Frenchman at the Emirates. One of those names mentioned is England international and Liverpool’s Glen Johnson, who has been an impressive part of Brendan Rodgers’ side this season, helping them to a forceful title challenge. Johnson joined the Reds in 2009 from Portsmouth and has since gone on to become of the club’s most consistent performers. And, following those performances, Arsenal’s interest has emerged, however, [FDN] understands that the Gunners will told a simple ‘no’ in any attempt they make to sign the 29-year-old. A source close to us said: “Glen is an important player here. He will not allowed to leave easily. Brendan will try to keep this team together as much as possible.”Read more Arsenal transfer news.