Mathieu Debuchy is still an Arsenal player. Yep, we’re not sure how or why he can call himself a Gunner but it seems as if we’re doing everything to get rid of him.
The 32-year-old was told last January that he was free to leave the club as long as he could find a potential suitor but a move has failed to materialise for a number of reasons.
In the latest attempt to get rid of the Frenchman, Arsenal have reportedly offered him to Premier League new boys, Brighton, who have been one of the most active sides in the market.
Arsene Wenger has given the green light to interested clubs that they can have him for free as long as they’re willing to meet his current contract demands (here’s the issue!).
Believe it or not, Debuchy is being paid £70,000-per-week to sit out of the squad and feature regularly for the U23’s side, something he appears to care very little about.
At his age the chances of a national team recall are long gone and with nobody willing to pay him what he feels is necessary, he’ll be happy to see out his deal and continue to count his cash.
If anything can be sorted before Thursday’s deadline that it will most likely come down to Debuchy’s personal terms having to be significantly reduced, something Arsenal can have very little impact on.