The arrival of Mohamed Elneny has brought news about a player wanting to depart from the club. Mathieu Debuchy who has been getting frustrated at the club has stated that he wants to leave the club this January.
The 30 year old has become impatient over his lack of first-team chances as Arsene Wenger has only started him in seven matches in all competitions for Arsenal this season. He hasn’t played a match for the Gunners since November. His last match was against Dinamo Zagreb, in the Champions League which Arsenal won 3-0.
Having made only two Premier League appearances so far, Debuchy thinks it is best for him to leave the club in the current transfer window. Aston Villa and German club Bayer Leverkusen are two options available to the defender and the French International doesn’t mind leaving on loan or permanently considering he gets game-time at his next club.
Debuchy wants to make his place in his national team for the upcoming Euro 2016 in the summers. In order to become a part of the squad he needs to impress Didier Deschamps, France’s national team manager. Hence, for him to attain match appearances is of utmost importance.
The French defender has acknowledged interest from both the clubs and is contemplating over his options. Speaking to L’Équipe, he said, ‘It’s true, they are among the teams interested in me. I am currently studying everything but it’s not a possibility I have excluded. Whatever happens, even if it is to return this summer and then start again, I have to go this winter. I cannot stay at Arsenal.’
The player also admitted defeat over his chances of playing more games at Arsenal, as performance of Hector Bellerin has left very little chance of Wenger using him on the field. ‘I do not know who is responsible,’ he said.
‘Last year I got injured and I’ve been away a long time and Bellerín played some good matches. This summer, I had a good preparation and I was able to resume the season – but the coach decided otherwise.
‘It is very hard, I went through difficult times. This is the first time I find myself in this situation. Playing a match every two months, that’s not possible.’