The French right back Matthieu Debuchy has made no secret of his desire to leave Arsenal in the last couple of years, but he has received very few offers due to his massive wages and his ongoing injury problems, but this season he has managed to keep his fitness up and has played in seven cup games with our second string sides.
This has given Debuchy the hope that he can finally get the move that he craves and return to first team football. He said last month: “I want to leave, to find a new challenge in January.
“The fact I’m playing well will give me opportunities.
“We’ll see if there are good opportunities in the transfer window. I’m open.”
Well now it seems that he does have opportunities as Telefoot in France is reporting that the 32 year-old is in talks with St. Etienne in Ligue 1 over a possible move, but there is also the possibility that he could be reunited with his old manager at Newcastle, Alan Pardew, who is now in charge at West Brom.
I’m sure that the Premier League club would be more attractive to Debuchy, but any deal is very likely to hinge on whether West Brom find a buyer for their captain Jonny Evans, and as Arsenal are reportedly keen to reinforce our defence perhaps we could see him being used as a makeweight if Evans comes to the Emirates?