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Wigan won't sell Ireland star James McCarthy - Martinez

Arsene Wenger has reportedly made an enquiry about the Latics playmaker.

James McCarthy.
James McCarthy.
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WIGAN MANAGER Roberto Martinez has dismissed the idea of selling Arsenal target James McCarthy in the January transfer window.

The Ireland midfielder was the subject of an enquiry from the Gunners earlier in the transfer window, but Martinez said there was no truth in the rumours that he might be set to leave.

“No. As you know, at this moment the last thing we want is to lose players. We are not going to lose players,” he said. “We are not a football club that have got big amounts of money to spend but what we haven’t got is debts.

“We made a profit of four million pounds this year and that means that we can re-invest and we can look internally to try to be as strong as we can be. We are not going to lose any players, if anything we are going to add some.”

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