Wenger rules out further signings

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has all but ruled out any further signings during the January transfer window, citing the recent return from injury of several stars.

When asked if Arsenal could make any further signings 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,” Wenger told the media ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup fourth-round tie against Burnley on Saturday.

Arsenal have already brought in box-to-box midfielder Mohamed Elneny from Basel this window, with the Egyptian set to make his debut this weekend.

Wenger did, however, admit that right-back Mathieu Debuchy might be on his way out of the club, with Hector Bellerin firmly established as Arsenal’s first-choice in that position.

“Mathieu Debuchy might go somewhere but I don’t know where at the moment. Of course that decision has to be made very quickly now because it is only 48 hours to go,” the French mentor confirmed.

“He has much interest but I have a number of people who can play right back so I opened the door for him because at the moment he doesn’t play and has [Hector] Bellerin in front.”