Allardyce: I’m not sure Debuchy wants to leave Arsenal


We’ll level with you, Arseblog News isn’t really fussed where Mathieu Debuchy ends up anymore. We’d rather just see a line drawn under one of this month’s most tedious transfer stories.

Villa, Bayer Leverkusen, Roma…blah, blah, blah. Seriously, it’s so dull we’re on the cusp of running a Sebastien Frey rumour just for shits and giggles.

That being said, it’s deathly quiet and there’s a mini twist in the tale…assuming you believe the words of Sam Allardyce.

The walrus-like Sunderland boss has confirmed that he did contact Arsenal about loaning the right-back for the rest of the season only to give up on securing a deal.

Speaking at his weekly press conference, Allardyce revealed: “I’m not sure he [Debuchy] really wants to leave Arsenal, or that Arsene Wenger would let him go.”

That take on things is certainly different to the vibes coming out of the Emirates where Wenger has repeatedly said he’ll let the 30-year-old go on loan should he find a suitable club.

Given we’re 28 days into the transfer window and Debuchy has been moaning about his lack of game time since the summer, it’s certainly odd that he’s not yet left us. Thankfully, with the transfer window coming to an end we’ll soon have a definitive answer either way.

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