The Telegraph has reported that Arsenal’s oldest and most experienced right-back Mathieu Debuchy could leave the club in January as he is set to review his position at the club by then. He has failed to break back into the first team after coming back from an injury which allowed Hector Bellerin to get first place position.
He has failed to make much impact ans has not been able to convince Wenger to play him for the important matches this season. The 30-year-old has been omitted from the France squad ahead of their upcoming European qualifying matches and this omen is one that portends his being out of the France squad for the Euro 2016, so he might be asking for a transfer away from the Emirates to go where he will be needed and will be given first team opportunity.
Debuchy was omitted for Arsenal’s first competitive match in England, the community shield match against Chelsea but instead of pushing for a transfer then, he chose to stay at the club and break back into the first team. He was selected instead of Bellerin for the Arsenal’s opening match against West Ham in the English premiership and played 66 minutes in the match which still ended a loss for Arsenal.
The match made Arsenal defence look very porous and made fans question why Wenger would opt for Debuchy instead of Bellerin for our opening match. Debuchy has since then not featured for Arsenal in the Premiership and I’m sure must now be wondering if his decision to stay made any sense.
Debuchy who was signed from Newcastle in the summer of 2014 and was largely expected to become one of Arsenal’s best players and maybe bring back what Arsenal missed in Bacary Sagna made just 10 appearances in the league last season due to a long term injury but has not been able to get back his spot after coming back and it looks like Wenger will not drop the untiring and injury-shy Bellerin for Debuchy anytime soon.
Maybe a move away from the Emirates will suit Debuchy and Arsenal best, January will tell.