France manager Didier Deschamps has pretty much told Mathieu Debuchy that he needs to leave Arsenal this January if he wants to play in the Euros next summer, as his current situation is doing him no favours, as reported by the Metro.
Debuchy has unquestionably been displaced by Hector Bellerin this season, as the Spaniard has been putting in a number of phenomenal performances. The French right-back hasn’t covered himself in glory when given the chance either, and his displays have only confirmed Wenger’s decision to stick with the 20-year-old.
Deschamps didn’t state outright that his compatriot needed to leave in order to regain his place in the national side, but suggested that he had a decision to make in January.
“Mathieu Debuchy is in a position where he is playing very little, when he does play, look at yesterday’s result,” he said.
“If he has a decision to make in December or January… He hasn’t lost his quality, he’s playing very little.”
An injury to Bellerin has seen Debuchy restored to the team, but that is unlikely to remain the case for long. The youngster should reclaim his starting spot as soon as he returns, which may cause his senior teammate to consider his position at the club.
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We’ve seen from his performances this season that Debuchy doesn’t have a long term future at the club, but until we can recall Carl Jenkinson next season, can we afford to let him go?