West Ham boss Slaven Bilic recently told the media that the Frenchman wants to leave London Stadium. Arsenal are one of a number of clubs that have been linked to Payet, per the Daily Star (h/t the Telegraph).
However, Wenger said in a press conference on Thursday that Arsenal have no need for another creative attacker, although he did admit to liking the 29-year-old's game: "I expect [the January transfer window] to be a very quiet period. We are very strong. We have many, many players who can come in. I rate Payet, but I don't need Payet because we have so many creative players. We have many players who can play in this position."
The Gunners boss also confirmed club captain Per Mertesacker has been given a one-season contract extension and that Carl Jenkinson's move to Crystal Palace is not yet complete, per ESPN FC's Mattias Karen:
They will be heavy favourites to prevail against the Clarets—who have earned just one point away from home this season—and need to pick up the three points in order to keep within touching distance at the top of the table.
In a boost for the Gunners, they will welcome Hector Bellerin, Francis Coquelin and Kieran Gibbs back to the squad for the Burnley game, per the Evening Standard's James Olley:
Arsenal have beaten Burnley in each of their last five clashes against the north-west club. However, the last three matches between the two sides have been decided by just one goal.
Sean Dyche's side will not be easy to break down, and the Gunners will need a fine performance if they are to prevail.