You could say that Mathieu Debuchy has not had a lot of luck since his arrival at Arsenal after getting injured just two months after his arrival and then when returned he was back in the treatment room after an operation on a dislocated shoulder. This coincided with the brilliant improvement in Hector Bellerin who was drafted in from the the academy as his replacement and by the time Mathieu had returned to fitness the young Spaniard had cemented his place in the side.
That may have been bad luck, but the Frenchman didn’t help his cause by sulking because he wasn’t given his place back in the side, and made his feelings known in public and in private, and the fans gradually tired of his moaning. I doubt that he was a positive example in the dressing room or on the bench and I have been expecting Arsene Wenger to find a buyer for him for the last couple of years, but Wenger tried to keep him motivated on the bench. Again fortune intervened and when Le Prof finally picked him to play early last season he only managed 16 minutes on the pitch and went off with a hamstring injury. He has not played for Arsenal since and is unlikely to feature ever again.
Now we have the good news that Besiktas have offered the Frenchman a contract worth £2.3m-a-season to take him off our hands, and there have also been reports that Marseille are interested as well.
I personally can’t wait to see him taken off the payroll.