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Arsenal will NOT be buying any more players in January as Arsene Wenger insists ‘we have the quality and numbers’

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  • Arsene Wenger plays down the chance of further January transfers 
  • ‘We have the quality and the number of players that we need’ 
  • Wenger says he has 23 fit players, and does not reinforcements 
  • Francis Coquelin and Tomas Rosicky available for FA Cup clash
  • Danny Welbeck back in training, but not fit to face Burnley on Saturday


Arsene Wenger insists that Arsenal do not need to buy in order to keep up their challenge for a first Premier League title since 2004.

Wenger did buy a single outfield player last summer, and has made just one signing in this window, bringing in midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who is yet to make his debut.

But with the likes of Francis Coquelin, Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky returning to fitness, Wenger believes that there is no need to invest further.

    Arsene Wenger has insisted that he has the numbers and the quality up front to win the Premier League title
        With Danny Welbeck fit for the first time since April, Wenger says he does not need to buy this January
      Wenger is showing faith in the players who have kept Arsenal in the title race so far, as they return to fitness

Wenger hinted that out of favour right back Mathieu Debuchy could leave the club during the current window, although a deal is not yet done.

But with 23 of his 25 senior players now fit, with Coquelin and Rosicky available for Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Burnley and Welbeck in line for an under-21 return, he denied that any more senior players would arrive at the club.

‘Welbeck is coming back and Alexis Sanches is back,’ said Wenger on Friday. We have the quality and the players that we need up front.’

However, Gunners fans will be treated to one new player on Saturday, with Elneny set to play his first game for the club.

      Francis Coquelin is back in training with Arsenal and could play his first game since November on Saturday
           Wenger also opened the way for Mathieu Debuchy to leave the club, but said he would not be buying

‘It’s a possibility,’ admitted Wenger, who said he would play a ‘Premier League team’ against the Championship high-fliers.

‘He’s naturally a box to box palyer, with a bit more defensive minded than a usual box to box player. He has good technique, good vision, quick decision making and is very mobile.’

One player that Wenger did confirm would start is back-up goalkeeper David Ospina, who has struggled this season.

Ospina has played just three times for his club, losing twice in two Champions League games, the latter of which included an embarrassing gaffe against Olympiacos.

              David Ospina is set to play just his fourth game of the season for the Gunners, ahead of Petr Cech
           The Arsenal boss also hinted that new signing Mohamed Elneny could make his debut against Burnley

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