Wenger: No new signings unless Arsenal sell

Date published: Friday 29th January 2016 10:42

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Arsene Wenger has no plans to make any further January signings bolster his Arsenal squad in the closing days of the transfer window.

The north London club, who are three points adrift of Leicester as they bid to win their first Premier League title in over a decade, signed Egypt international Mohamed Elneny earlier this month.

But Wenger, speaking ahead of his side’s FA Cup fourth-round tie against Burnley on Saturday, is anticipating a quiet deadline day at the Emirates Stadium.

Asked if any more players could arrive before the window closes, Wenger said: “No, not at the moment.

“We have 23 players in training – and plus two is 25 – so unless people go out we are not on the verge of bringing anybody in.”

One player set to be making an exit from the Emirates is Mathieu Debuchy.

The France defender has been linked Aston Villa and Sunderland and Wenger says he is free to leave: “He might go but I don’t know where at the moment.

“He has much interest. I open the door for him because he doesn’t play”

Wenger did admit that the club were close to completing the singing of Nigerian wonderkids Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze.

The Gunners are reported to have beaten off competition from Manchester City and Bayern Munich after agreeing a combined fee of £3million with the Diamond Football Academy in Umuahia, Nigeria.

Wenger said: “We will see if we can complete them.”

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