Arsene Wenger dismissed links to Bayer Leverkusen's Javier Hernandez ahead of Arsenal's FA Cup fourth-round clash with Burnley on Saturday.
Recent reports had indicated that the Gunners may make a move for the former Manchester United man, and Chicharito himself fuelled the rumours when he refused to rule out leaving his current club, per Metro's Sean Kearns.
However, Wenger denied any interest in Hernandez, but he did confirm that right-back Mathieu Debuchy may leave the club this month, per Jacob Murtagh in the Mirror.
The Frenchman also revealed that the Gunners are closing in on the signings of Nigerian duo Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze, per the Evening Standard's James Olley:
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Wenger confirms #afc in advanced talks to sign Nwakali and Chukwueze and both deals should be completed this month.1/29/2016, 9:20:52 AM
Arsenal have won their last 13 consecutive FA Cup matches—triumphing in the famous tournament in both of the previous seasons.
They are heavy favourites to beat the Championship side at the Emirates, but Wenger is taking nothing for granted, per Arsenal:
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Wenger on #AFCvBFC: "All their players used to play in the @premierleague. They will be competitive." Watch LIVE: https://t.co/aLvx7Ig2uV1/29/2016, 9:13:43 AM
The Gunners go into the match on the back of their recent 1-0 loss to Chelsea in the Premier League.
Per Murtagh, Wenger confirmed he will make some changes for the cup clash, with David Ospina primed to replace Petr Cech and Mohamed Elneny potentially set for his club debut. Francis Coquelin could also return from injury: "We have to earn the right to qualify. I will make some changes for the game."
If Arsenal go all the way again in the FA Cup this season, it will be Wenger's seventh triumph in the competition.
At 66 years old, there is some expectation that he may retire as Gunners manager soon, and he revealed on Friday that he has yet to put pen to paper on any new deal—although his current contract has 18 months left to run—per Olley:
However, Wenger will likely have no thoughts of his future ahead of Saturday's clash, and ESPN FC's Ben Dinnery relayed the manager's injury update for the Burnley match:
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Wenger confirms Cazorla and Wilshere are the only players not training. Coquelin and Rosicky in contention but Welbeck lacks fitness. #AFC1/29/2016, 9:06:41 AM
Following their Premier League defeat last time out, Arsenal will be looking for a victory in the FA Cup to give them a boost.
While the English top-flight title is undoubtedly their main aim this season, a third consecutive FA Cup win would be a major achievement, and they can march on to the fifth round with a win on Saturday.