Arsenal Defender Set To Leave With Valencia Leading The Chase


Arsenal are preparing a small exodus at the club this summer, with forgotten man Mathieu Debuchy topping the list of players exiting the club.

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According reports in today’s Spanish media, the French international is being eyed up by Valencia as they aim to get back on track in La Liga with added experience.

Deporte Valenciano believe that manager, Pako Ayestaran, is ready to take advantage of Debuchy’s availability following a poor couple of years in an Arsenal shirt.

The 30-year-old was sent out on loan to Bordeaux back in January after failing to hand any sort of competition to rising star Hector Bellerin in the right-back position.

However, despite getting the chance to feature in regular first team football, Debuchy failed to impress and instead missed the chance to feature in Didier Deschamps French squad for Euro 2016.

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With him turning 32 by the time the World Cup comes around that could have been his last chance to represent his country, so there’s no doubt he will be considering a fresh change.

And with Arsenal having the likes of Carl Jenkinson and Calum Chambers as younger, fresher cover in defence, they seem ready to offload the man they signed for £12million.

Due to his age and ability to play at the top-level slowly dying out, Arsene Wenger will be prepared to make a loss on the former Newcastle man, with Valencia interested.

The Spanish side are expected to lose Antonio Barragan this summer which leaves one of many holes to be filled as they aim to recover from a dismal season under Gary Neville.

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