I can understand the feelings of the Arsenal and France international star Matthieu Debuchy, who has declared once again that he is keen to call time on his ill fated spell in north London and is hoping that the January transfer window which is about to open will see him join another club at which he will get more time on the pitch.
Debuchy is clearly not happy with the way his career as a Gunner has gone, with just one solitary Premier League appearance to his name this season after just two in the whole of the last campaign, but that is not all the fault of the club or Arsene Wenger.
The right back has been very unlucky, as he joined us around two-and-a-half years ago from Newcastle with the expectation that he would be our new first choice and that he would be able to cement his position as the first choice for France and get the Champions League football which was one of the big reasons for signing on at the Emirates.
A string of injury problems and some awful timing has ruined that chance but it is hardly Arsenal’s fault that in his absence the young Spaniard Hector Bellerin has turned out to be one of the best in the business. That is why Debuchy told the French media recently that he wants to leave us, probably on loan, and why he was not happy that Wenger blocked a loan move to Manchester United a year ago.
Well I am sorry Mattieu and I do have some sympathy with your situation, as I say, but it is Arsenal that pays your wages and Wenger who decides what is best for the club. Unfortunately I do not see that including a move for Debuchy. We have already seen how much we need Bellerin when the Spaniard was injured recently, so why on earth would we let the second best right back at the club leave, and for no money at that?