Arsene Wenger has again confirmed that Mathieu Debuchy could leave the club this month, to help sate the French international’s desire to play regular football.
Debuchy has been outspoken about his unhappiness on the bench, telling RCM radio last month, “I’ve got to play more than I do, that’s why I want to talk to Wenger soon.
“You can’t be in the French squad if you play a game once a month or less than that. You can’t be fit, and can’t be mentally focused. And if I have to leave permanently or on loan to play, I will.”
At his press conference today, the Arsenal manager again reiterated his willingness to let him go but said a deal was not done at this point.
“He has an opportunity to go,” he said, “but he as well has not been in touch with any club.”
There were strong links with West Brom, denied this week by Tony Pulis, while Remi Garde revealed he’d spoke to Wenger about the possibility of taking him to replace the useless testicle that is Alan Hutton.
Perhaps we’ll gain some insight tomorrow as to his future. If he’s involved against Sunderland in the cup, perhaps there’s some possibility of him staying. If not you have to think it’s because he and the club won’t risk the possibility of injury before any potential departure.