Mathieu Debuchy is currently out on loan with Bordeaux, and admits that his future is likely to be away from Arsenal, as reported beIn Sport (via the Express).
He’s been totally pushed out of the first team by Hector Bellerin, and clearly wasn’t happy with a bit-part role at the club. Even when he did get a chance he looked totally disinterested, and seemed resigned to a future away from Arsenal at the start of the season.
He’s now all but confirmed he’ll be leaving the club, suggesting a career at Arsenal would now be difficult and that his future could lie in France.
“A future at Arsenal? It’s difficult, there’s a young guy who’s 20 in my position who is playing good matches,” Debuchy told beIN Sport.
“My future could be in France.”
Debuchy was linked with a move to Manchester United during the January transfer window, but thankfully it didn’t happen. He was clearly furious with Wenger for blocking the transfer, and let him know in no uncertain terms (via the Express).
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It’s hard to disagree with him, as a future at Arsenal does seem impossible. Bellerin is unquestionably first choice at the moment, and we need a right-back who is willing to battle for a starting spot rather than just cry and complain when he comes up against a challenge.
Arsene Wenger will need to dip into the market this summer, but that is far better than the prospect of having Debuchy at the club next season.
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We don’t want Bellerin to get complacent either, so we need to bring in someone better than Debuchy who is able to push the Spaniard to improve and realise his massive potential.