Arsene Wenger suggests Mathieu Debuchy is unlikely to leave Arsenal during this window

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Aston Villa were reportedly interested in signing the Frenchman on loan.

Arsene Wenger has suggested that it is unlikely that Mathieu Debuchy will be leaving Arsenal on loan before the end of the window, the Daily Mirror reported on their Arsenal transfer feed at 9.24am on Monday. 

The Premier League's bottom side Aston Villa have been linked with a move for the Frenchman (via Mirror). And while the Mirror previously reported that a switch to Villa Park was close to being finalised, Wenger has seemingly dented much of the speculation by suggesting that a deal is unlikely.

"At the moment it doesn't look like it, but it's a possibility," Wenger said when asked about a potential move, as reported by the Mirror at 9.24am. 

If Wenger's prediction regarding a move proves to be correct, then it will surely be a major blow to the Villains as they desperately look to strengthen in the final hours of the window.

With Remi Garde's men 10 points adrift of safety in the Premier League, having the former Newcastle defender in their squad would have surely provided a major boost for the club. 

With his hopes of securing a place in France's squad for this summer's European Championships potentially dented due to his lack of appearances for the Gunners since Hector Bellerin's emergence, he would have surely moved to the Midlands with a major point to prove.

And that desire to prove himself may have also helped Villa enormously in their survival bid. However, Wenger's assessment of the situation suggests that he may now be set to stay exactly where he is.

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