Arsenal will not stand in Mathieu Debuchy’s way of a move to another club where his services will be more treasured, after the defender has confirmed that he is indeed desperate to leave Arsenal this month.
Debuchy, who has 27 caps for his country, has been struggling for minutes at Arsenal throughout the season after losing his position to Hector Bellerin.
The France international, who joined Arsenal from Newcastle United in the summer of 2014 for a move of £12 million, has had his career with the Gunners interrupted by injury and he has now fallen behind Bellerin in the pecking order. This season, the defender has only made two league appearances for the Gunners.
Besides, according to sources, Aston villa are ready to finalize a loan deal for the Gunners full back, and Arsenal are likely to accept a £1.2 million offer from the Midlands clubs to loan the France international for rest of the season.
Aston Villa manager Remi Garde has revealed a few week ago that he had made contact with Arsenal about securing the services of Debuchy on a loan deal and also talked to the player.
Although Aston Villa seems the lucky club to land the right-back services, Debuchy has not yet shown interest in joining the Midlands clubs because of the relegation threats.
“It’s true that there are clubs looking to sign me and right now I’m assessing my options,” he told L’Equipe.
“Whatever happens, I want to leave, even on loan. I can’t stay at Arsenal. Aston Villa are in great difficulty and that’s why I’m taking time before making a decision. They’re a big club and I’m not ruling out the possibility. I have also talked to Remi Garde over the phone,” he added.