Arsenal boss hits out wantaway defender’s lies

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has moved to deny the claims by current defender Mathieu Dubuchy, who stated that that an offer from Manchester United had been turned down.

The French right-back joined the club from Newcastle back in July 2014 following an impressive 18 months in the Premier League, and was expected to hold down a first-team role. That wasn’t to be however, as missed most of his first year in North London out with injury, and his replacement Hector Bellerin excelled in his absence.

The Spanish defender is now considered to be one of the best full-backs in the country, and possibly even the world, and will no doubt be keeping his role as the club’s first-choice for the foreseeable future.

Debuchy has since spent a short time out on loan with Bordeaux as he looked for regular action, and Arsene Wenger has now insisted that they are listening to offers for his signature.

The Frenchman also moved to reveal that the 31 year-old’s previous comments about offers from Manchester United, as well as speculation in L’Equipe which stated Fiorentina and Espanyol has made offers, were all untrue.

Wenger said: “They [United] have never made an offer for him. It’s completely untrue. It’s sometimes surprising to hear things like that.”

He was also unequivocal when asked if Debuchy was for sale when the transfer window opens next week.

“Yes, of course (we are listening to offers) but we speak,” he added.

“We have communication with all the players. It’s a little bit of a frustrated article from a player who is injured, you know when you are injured you cannot play.

“When he had the opportunities to play when Bellerin was injured, he was injured. So I cannot do anything about that.

“I gave him last year the opportunity to go to Bordeaux on loan, but we had nobody coming in for him over the summer period and there are some things that are not true in this article.

“We never blocked him to go to Fiorentina, nor Espanyol. They had no interest in him at all because we checked that, so you have to take this (L’Equipe) article with a little distance.”

Once again we are hearing that sides are interested in signing the defender, but there appears to be no official offers at present for him.

Has Debuchy forced Wenger to be honest about the situation? Have his lies annoyed the manager?

Pat J

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  1. RSH says:

    Reading news about Ox wanting a payrise and new contract. Please sell him. This is another Theo Walcott in the making and I’m tired of Arsenal wasting time with these kind of players. I’m so sick of it. Exactly the type of players we don’t need. Only want the money for the inconsistent performances and annual let-downs.

    1. ThirdManJW says:

      Spot on with what you said. I would sell Ox just for the sheer cheek of asking for a pay rise. In fact, if I were the board, I would ask him “what have you done that is deserving of a pay rise?”. Would be interesting to see what he, or his agent would say to that. If he wants to stay, Arsenal should offer him a pay decrease, with performance related bonuses. Personally, I’d sell him. He’s been a big let down, injury prone, and has barely progressed.

  2. Bolly from Borehamwood says:

    Newspapers make stuff up and tell porkies and l’equipe are famous for it!

  3. ozildatrequartista says:

    Welcome back @dat_guy_welbz

  4. Arsenal007 says:

    Wenger and Debuchy washing their dirty linen in public…Not cool guys. Not cool.

  5. Wayne Barker says:

    Unnecessary distraction . Who cares what debuchy wants . If he wants to leave , let him go. I am sick of players taking this club for a ride. Be it debuchy or ox or ozil. If they want to leave, they are mist welcome

  6. Incarnate says:

    A serious player seeing the emergence of Bellerin would have pushed to be repurposed as a CB or DM rather than the stupid sense of entitlement he’s displayed.

  7. Wilshegz says:

    let him n Jenks go, convert Gabriel to a RB n sign Van dijk as rotation CB. with Ricardo Rodriguez in LB

    1. Break-on-through says:

      Van Dijk is gonna get himself a big move and he’ll play each week. We have two solid CBs, granted one of them is getting to that age, but how can we drop him if he’s performing. Che PSG BVB Manu, I think it’ll be one of those.

  8. Break-on-through says:

    This Debuchy fellow is big trouble, his attitude stank from the moment he arrived. He’s playing with one of the best sides around, who happen to have one of the worlds best players in the position he plays. What you’d expect is some professionalism, hard work and say the right things, that will get you a decent move. Not many are gonna want him now, not big clubs anyway, and besides, since when do clubs by players who can’t pass his medical.

    Not to mention anything on how much we pay this little up start. Wash our hands of him, take the loss, we don’t need his likes making a mockery.

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