Debuchy set to leave Arsenal!
Arsenal’s Mathieu Debuchy is very much forgotten man at the club, with just a single competitive appearance for the Gunners so far this season. His only appearance, which resulted in injury, is all that he has to his name so far this campaign and unsurprisingly the Frenchman wants out!
Debuchy came to Arsenal as a like for like replacement for the outgoing Bacary Sagna. Sagna was a long servant of the club, but moved to Manchester City at the start of 2014, opening up a move for Debuchy to join from Newcastle. There was plenty of praise surrounding the move, as Wenger had looked to have bought an experienced player with plenty of assurance. Debuchy was very unfortunate to pick up a nasty injury early on into his Arsenal career and a young Hector Bellerin stepped up to take his place; Debuchy never managed to regain his regular position on the team.
Debuchy sent the second half of last season out on loan in Ligue 1 with Bordeaux. The right back didn’t have the most impressive time returning to his home nation of France and he didn’t manage to get back into the French national squad for the Euro’s, as were his intentions. Now as his frustrations continue in North London, it’s understood that Arsenal would be willing to loan out the right back once again.
According to today’s rumours, French side Marseille are considering a move for Debuchy during the January transfer window, which will see the right back join up with the Ligue 1 club until the end of the season. Marseille boss Rudi Garcia has previously worked with Debuchy during his stint at Lille and so the pair know each other well. Garcia will therefore have confidence he can get the best out of Debuchy once again and hopefully it’ll be a move that all parties can agree to.
There have also been a few suggestions that Wenger is also considering a loan move for Carl Jenkinson, with West Ham a possible destination. Arsenal’s squad depth may be strong, but I think it would be a risky move to lose two right backs in one transfer window without considering any incoming players. As for Debuchy, I think if the Gunners cannot sell him during the window,then they should definitely look to loan the Frenchman out. By loaning him out, the Gunners can then hope that Debuchy attracts the interest of a few clubs to take him permanently in the summer.