Arsenal defender hoping to land move to London rivals

Mathieu Debuchy is hoping to leave Arsenal this month, with his preference to stay in London.

The right-back joined the Gunners from Newcastle in the summer of 2014, and was enjoying a first-team role until picking up an injury in September, which allowed Hector Bellerin to star in his place.

The Spaniard has come on leaps and bounds since earning a regular starting role, even picking up the award for the PFA Premier League Team of the Year for last season.

Debuchy has now conceded that he will not be able to overthrow his younger counter-part in Arsene Wenger’s first-team plans, and is keen on the exit door this window.

Reports in France are claiming that he is hoping to secure a stay in England, preferably in London. Roma were previously believed to be strongly interested in signing the former Newcastle defender, but they are now looking elsewhere, but Galatasaray are linked with an interest also.

Surely Chelsea and Tottenham will not be coming calling for the full-back, but West Ham or Crystal Palace could offer him the chance to stay in London. The Hammers had Arsenal’s Carl Jenkinson on loan last term, before he was ruled out for the term with injury, and could well be in the market for another option in defence.

Calum Chambers is able to cover at right-back should Debuchy manage to forge himself a transfer, although Wenger may look to bring in a replacement before the window closes.

Is Chambers good enough cover should we lose Bellerin to injury or suspension? Did Should we keep Debuchy as a more defensive option to Bellerin for certain match-ups?


  1. For a player that’s been so open about leaving, why is he still here? I also hope there is a replacement for him and not throw Chambers out there…

    1. Well a replacement is surely not going to come in. People have been wondering why Holding was picked to partner Koscielny in the match vs Leicester, maybe AW wants to keep Chambers as a RB only for now and help him settle in one position rather than playing him in different positions in every match. So if Debuchy leaves, Chambers would be back up to Bellerin at RB, and Holding and Gabriel would be back up to Koscielny and Mertesacker (when fully fit). If we sign a new CB in the summer, then he would automatically replace Mertesacker in the first XI and him or Gabriel would be sold next year depending on form or status.

  2. I am tired, tired of being so close to having a great team.
    Honestly all we needed after xhaka was a striker, and a CB
    everyone knew this, even just a striker would of been okay.
    It’s pathetic we’ve needed a to class striker since RVP left so like 4/5 years??
    even if we sign Lukaku or Lacassat before window closes (which it seems all our focus is on buying a CB, which we need as well) WHY DID YOU WAIT SO LONG?!?!?!
    we’re two games in, a new player needs time to settle, why wait so long.
    I’m tired of our transfer policy, so tired

  3. Don’t get me wrong as I am happy we have Xhaka but its silly that we spent £35 mil getting him and we have waited until a week before the window closes to get our priorities: a CB and A Striker

    If Debuchy leaves forget about a replacement. Wenger will use Chambers and Jenkinson. I would prefer Wenger getting a replacement and let Chambers focus on CB and DM.

    Again, failure of preparation, planning and not getting signings earlier has made us desperate with a week left and 1 point in 2 matches

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