Remi Garde says he’s spoken to Arsene Wenger about the availability of several Arsenal players, including Mathieu Debuchy, as he looks to bolster his beleaguered Aston Villa squad in the January transfer window.
The ex-Gunner is yet to win a game as Villa boss and his team are currently adrift at the bottom of the table seven points behind Sunderland.
“I had a conversation with Arsene a few days ago about some of the players and Mathieu Debuchy was among these players,” said Garde on Thursday.
“It’s too early and it won’t help me or anyone to go forward in this style to make too many more comments.”
If Debuchy’s main aim is to get back in Didier Deschamps’ France squad ahead of Euro 2016 it’s hard to think that joining a club that’s shipping goals for fun is the answer.
Sure, it’s nice to be wanted…but when you’re wanted so that you can replace Alan Hutton it’s something of a backhanded compliment.
Arseblog News isn’t sure of the other names Garde asked after, however, given Villa’s situation it wouldn’t be surprising if it was Messrs Ozil, Alexis and Walcott.