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Arsene Wenger on the future of Mathieu Debuchy and the Javier Hernandez to Arsenal rumours


Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy will leave the club if an important offer is made, manager Arsene Wenger revealed.

The Frenchman wants to enjoy regular first team football in the second part of the campaign ahead of this summer's European Championship.

Aston Villa and Sunderland are both rumoured to be ready to make a move for the 30-year-old.

"Yes, Mathieu [Debuchy] might go somewhere," Wenger told reporters on Friday.

"I don't know where at the moment and that decision has to be made very quickly now because there is only 48 hours to go.

"He has much interest in him, 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 Bellerin in front.

"[Other business?] No, no at the moment as I told you I have 23 players in training, plus two is 25 and unless people go out we are not on the verge of bringing anyone in."

Asked about interest in Bayer Leverkusen's Javier Hernandez, Wenger added: "No [move for him].

"[Danny] Welbeck is coming back now and Alexis [Sanchez] is back.

"We [also] have [Olivier] Giroud and [Theo] Walcott. You would not understand again why I don't play Giroud and play Hernandez so we have the quality and the number of players that we need."

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