Arsenal have enough areas where they need to improve their personnel this summer and sadly there is another player who wants to leave, which may mean that the Gunners have to dip into the market again.
Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy had been frozen out of the side for some time but this season has featured on a number of occasions in cup competitions. He’s actually impressed and lots of fans have suggested they’d rather see him in the Premier League ahead of Hector Bellerin who has struggled.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles, naturally a midfield player, may be considered a possible alternative to Debuchy as a back up right back, but surely Wenger would like to start playing people in their actual positions.
“I want to leave, to find a new challenge in January. The fact I’m playing well will give me opportunities,” Debuchy said.
In an interview with RMC Sport saw Debuchy reveal his frustration at the fact he did not leave Arsenal in the summer:
“As of this moment, I still don’t know why it didn’t come through. I was really close to Nice,” Debuchy said. “I met Julien Fournier [Nice’s CEO], and I also met the coach in a hotel in the city. We talked a lot. I passed tests to reassure them, and everything was great.
“I was waiting for them to get back to me, but in the end they never did, not even a little message. I was very disappointed with that attitude, especially from Mr Fournier, but I’ve moved on and it’s allowed me to play very high-level games with Arsenal again.”
It’s a shame that he wants to leave so badly but I think it’s time that Arsenal signed a full back that can put serious pressure on Bellerin for a spot in the first team. The Spaniard has struggled to find form since seemingly having his head turned by Barcelona’s interest in signing him.
32-year-old Debuchy needs to move on, and so do Arsenal.