Arsenal have their eyes on a new right-back?

Debuchy Set To Leave – What Do Arsenal Do? by AT

Reports emerged last week claiming that the Arsenal star Mathieu Debuchy was looking at leaving the club in January in order to get more first-team action and boost his chances of making the French squad for Euro 2016, and Arsene Wenger has now confirmed the player’s displeasure and admitted that an exit may be on the cards.

Speaking on the possibility of Debuchy leaving next month, Wenger said: “It is not impossible that he leaves. We will see.”

In my opinion, I think the former Newcastle star is likely to force a move away from the Emiates. After being his county’s first-choice right-back for the 2014 World Cup, even ahead of Bacary Sagna, the possibility of not even making the squad for the Euros is perhaps unacceptable for a defender of his calibre, and understandably so!

Now although Arsenal’s stance on the issue will obviously be to try and retain Debuchy, the club will have to consider alternatives as the player looks determined to leave. Speaking of alternatives, we have Calum Chambers who can play at right-back, but is the Englishman dependable enough?

Personally, I wouldn’t take the risk. Clearly, full-back is not Chambers’ best position as we have seen last season and his lack of pace often leaves him exposed whilst playing on the flanks. Should Debuchy leave, we should get an immediate replacement for him. Besides, we’ll have to go in for a right-back in the summer anyway, so we might as well finish up an early bit of business.


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    1. My exact tot, recall Jenko, he may be doing below his standard but is temporary class is permanent. Even I don’t think it will be possible as wenger stated since its between EPL teams so no emergency call back, my choice should be a loan deal until end of the season with the option of permanent deal in case he’s needed.

      1. Unlike loan deal to Championship teams, loan deal between EPL clubs cannot be cancelled easily mid-season. Maybe it is possible by mutual agreement (like Bamford case) or we have to pay West Ham a compensation fee

  1. Why don’t AW like Jenkinson ? Great player and he can play the back line. He is a solid player but his face don’t fit

    1. I am with you. I don’t know why suddenly fans don’t like Jenks. He has clearly gained some experience on loan and he may not be 1st team quality but would be a very good backup option.

      Perhaps fans got a little spoiled from Bellerin’s rapid emergence???

  2. Am I the only one worried about Bellerin? At the beginning of the season, he was even ahead of Ozil in terms of chances created (I think). Nowadays, all his final balls go wasted. He gets into great positions but has little to show for it.

    1. I understand your concern on Bellerin’s form but that’s normal for a player of his age to have ups and downs as a part of learning.He will be even stronger once he is through with this passage.

      I would love to see Jenko back next season.

    2. Said it myself before he is not the player that started, could be he misses Coquelin as he has not the confidence to go forward. Hope he doesn’t end up like Gibbs, just to go through the motions and not be exiting to watch. CB

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