When Mathieu Debuchy moved to Arsenal last summer, he came in as a long-term replacement for Bacary Sagna. But after a couple of serious injuries and the emergence of young Hector Bellerin, the former Newcastle star has been reduced to a bit-part role at the Emirates and is understood to be frustrated with his lack of game-time.
According to the latest Arsenal rumours, the French defender is already in talks with Serie A side AS Roma in regards to a move to the Italian capital once the transfer window opens in January. Debuchy has already spoken about the possibility of leaving Arsenal in the new year as he intends on making the France squad for Euro 2016.
Now although the news of Debuchy wanting to leave is fairly credible as he hardly plays and wants to go to the Euros, I really don’t think talks have been held in regards to a move. Besides, Wenger will certainly not allow a versatile defender who can also play in central defence to leave half-way through the season, especially ahead of a potential push for the Premier League title.
But at 30 years of age, Debuchy needs to be playing regular football and will most likely ask for a transfer in the summer. With Carl Jenkinson not having a very successful loan spell at Upton Park, Arsene Wenger may need to look for a new right-back to come in and compete with Bellerin. But with respect to the January transfer window, Arsenal fans can be rest assured that Mathieu Debuchy will be staying at the Emirates.
pff…….. We’d know in 8days from now……… Keep it on the Low buddy!
We pay his wages, the interests of Arsenal is first and foremost. You can’t just join a club then avoid the fight for a starting spot just so you can travel to the internationals. It’s not fair on all the youngsters who fight for years to break through but then when one of them manages to earn his place the senior player says no I’m not having that.
If we sign a DM, by all means let him go have his loan spell. Bellerin and Chambers should be sufficient with Gabriel, Flamini played there before and Julio Plezeguelo as an emergency option.
We will have Jenkinson back in the summer, much rather have him battle it out with Bellerin, Debuchy just looks hopeless and unmotivated when given a chance.
There’s talk of Chambers being loaned to Southampton in January… That’s interesting when you consider our links with Wanyama… That could be a sweetener?
That would not make sense since we need 4 centre backs especially with our injury record. Would think that’s a very unthoughtful move.
jenkinson has had a poor season so far only 2 really good games from him. the only thing he has going for him is he likes to cross but i ? if he is arsenal material he is older and behind bellerin so maybe he should think about his caree. could we get him back from loan early and sell debuchy then he may have a chance to prove his worth for thesecond half of the season
It’s a pity Debuchy has found himself in this unpleasant situation he didn’t expect or imagined he would find himself. And the Boss has not help his matter enough as he has not fixtured him in the last Arsenal’s 4 games in all competitions. Thereby forcing Debuchy to likely become match rusty by now. I know Debuchy should be getting his wages paid in full to him but maybe excluding match bonuses as he’s not played. I think the Boss has to strike a balance between starting Bellerin and also start to re-start Debuchy in some Arsenal’s games. So that Debuchy can start having game time and stop been frustrated. A frustration that had led him talking with AS Roma for a possible move away from AFC which must have angered the Boss to exclude him from his 18 man match day squad for the Man City game at the Ems, if I am allowed to speculate. The Boss must not be angry with Debuchy if at all is the case, but help him to start him for the Saints and Bournemouth games respectively to see if he’ll perform credibly well.
why must one player get injured before another gets a chance? what about rotation? Wenger should start making use of the squad and not wait a player to be worn out or injured . The case of Sanchez is typical example. Please rotate Ozil or rest him when the game is 65 minutes and we are on top 2 or 3. I don’t Ozil to get injured or worn out.