Mathieu Debuchy says he’s annoyed with Arsene Wenger for the way his season has panned out and confirmed that the manager blocked a deadline day approach from Manchester United.
The France international was a surprise last minute target for Louis van Gaal’s side – an opportunity the 30-year-old says would have been ‘magnificent – before he sealed a return to France with Ligue 1 side Bordeaux.
“Yes, at the end of the transfer window they came in,” Debuchy told Canal Plus.
“They [Manchester United] contacted my agents. I was disappointed, obviously. If I had the chance to go to Manchester United it would have been magnificent.
“Unfortunately it wasn’t the case. I discussed it with the coach too, who said that obviously he couldn’t help out a rival.
“I’m a little bit annoyed by him [Wenger]. It’s his choice. I came back well this summer, I had a good preseason.
“I was able to talk to him to know my future at Arsenal. He said that I would have game time and that we would discuss it in December. Unfortunately, I didn’t have this game time.”
It’s almost certain that Debuchy will be offloaded on a permanent basis when the summer transfer window opens. And probably at a substantial loss.
It’s a real shame he’s decided to continue mouthing off about his circumstances. Quite frankly, it reeks of sour grapes from a guy who looked decidedly dodgy every time he played in the first team since returning from the second of two long-term injuries.