Despite only joining last year, Mathieu Debuchy could be on his way out of the club in January.
The 30-year-old defender is wanted by Roma and with his lack of playing time currently at the Emirates; he could well be looking to move on in January.
Roma’s coach Rudi Garcia has coached Debuchy previously at Lille and is keen to bring the Frenchman to Italy. Debuchy is reportedly looking to leave as he needs to be playing regularly ahead of Euro 2016, which may be his last major tournament.
Arsenal paid £10million for Debuchy in 2014 and they will want to recoup most of that if they are to sell the Frenchman, especially in the middle of a season when a replacement may be hard to find.
Arsene Wenger will not want to let Debuchy leave in January, but the manager is often respectful of players need for first team football. The problem is, if we let Debuchy go, who do we bring in at right back? Calum Chambers looks poor there and Carl Jenkinson is still out on loan.
Maybe we would recall Jenkinson, but at his age he would also not want to sit on the bench, who would?
Perhaps we will look for a defensive midfielder who can cover in that role when needed. Long term target Lars Bender comes to mind..