It’s amazing isn’t it, as soon as Hector Bellerin signs a new contract the media turn to a new Arsenal right-back who supposedly wants to leave the club.
However, whilst we often dismissed the Bellerin rumours, the chances of Mathieu Debuchy leaving the club after Christmas is incredibly likely considering his situation.
The 31-year-old has been out of the picture at Arsenal with nobody really knowing what was going on with his injury, but after recent events it looks as if the defender has made up his mind.
London Evening Standard’s James Olley, who has close connections with the Gunners, believes Debuchy has his heart set on leaving the club permanently during the next transfer window.
The former Newcastle player made a significant return to action last Friday during Arsenal U23’s 2-0 win over local rivals Spurs, as he bagged the opener with a determined volley.
However, with Bellerin’s injury leaving him sidelined for four weeks, Wenger now faces a decision on who is best to slot into the right full-back position.
Carl Jenkinson seems to be the favourite after getting the nod against Manchester United, and if that’s the case then Debuchy will already have his bags half packed.
At 31 he’s got the experience needed to come straight into action but when given the chance in previous games he’s never really shown us he’s still got the legs for the top flight.
Reports suggest a move back to his home country would benefit him the most with Lille his number one target – he has minimal chance of getting back into the international setup so regular club football will be his only focus.
Debuchy was sent out on loan to Bordeaux during the second half of last season but once again failed to impress and returned to the Arsenal squad for their pre-season USA tour.
Since then we haven’t seen much of him, but as you can see from our pictures he was involved in full training for Wednesday night’s game against PSG to decide the winner of Group A.
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