Deal Close: Arsenal Agree Deal For Defender, Good Idea?


It looks as if Arsenal are more concerned with sorting their outgoing player this summer, with Mathieu Debuchy the next player set for a loan move.

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The 31-year-old has been sitting on the fence for the last few months following a far from impressive spell at French side Bordeaux towards the end of last season.

And now it looks as if Galatassary are keen on ending the full-backs misery by offering him a season-long spell away from the Emirates and into the Turkish Super League.

Turkish journalist Gokmen Ozdemir tweeted the news below, a rough translation shows that both clubs have agreed to the move, and it is now down to Debuchy himself to go on and discuss personal terms.

With alleged offers coming from Bordeaux, who are based in his home country, that decision could take a while but the chances of him playing for the Gunners this season are slim.

It’s been made pretty clear that Arsene Wenger doesn’t have the space or need for Debuchy with so many options in the right full-back position to cover Hector Bellerin.

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Having joined in 2014, the former Newcastle man looked to be a shining light to replace the highly rated Bacary Sagna but sadly injuries stood in the way of him cementing a spot in the side.

With Carl Jenkinson returning from his loan with West Ham and Calum Chambers set to have a breakthrough season, Wenger would much rather prepare the squad for his departure.

To do that, it means getting rid of the likes of Debuchy who despite his experience looks as if he can no longer cut it in the top division of English football.

Having been outshone by an academy graduate and missing out on a space in the Euro’s, it hasn’t been a good year for the defender and he’ll welcome another move away.

Whilst Arsenal are keen to offload him, they’re in no rush to do so yet with the majority of their concentration in the transfer window focused on bringing in a new centre forward.

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