Arsenal keen to axe defender after Mustafi arrival, but this player has serious problem!

Sankha Ghosh / 29 August 2016

Arsenal are struggling to sell Mathieu Debuchy due to the player’s persistent injury, according to latest reports.

The 31-year-old is desperate to leave the Gunners, and the club are willing to let him go either temporarily or permanently.

However, according to the Daily Mirror, the north Londoners are having trouble offloading the right-back due to a calf injury.

With only two days left in the transfer window, the Frenchman now needs a club to gamble on his fitness if he is to leave the Gunners this summer.

Debuchy joined Arsenal in 2014, but was blighted by injuries in his first season.

This allowed Hector Bellerin to have a chance in the first team, and the 21-year-old’s meteoric rise has seen his older teammate pushed to the fringes of the squad.

He joined Bordeaux on loan  in January, hoping that first team football could win him a place in France’s Euro 2016 squad.

However, he was not able to do so, and will now have to look for a more permanent solution to his problems at the Emirates.

After being pressured by fans to spend, Arsene Wenger is now wrapping up a pair of deals for Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi which will cost £52.1m.

However, the Arsenal manager seems to have more business on the way with only four days remaining in the summer transfer window.

After saying goodbye to the likes of Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky in June, Wenger further trimmed his squad recently with the temporary departure of Joel Campbell on a season-long loan at Sporting Lisbon while Stuttgart have been allowed to borrow new signing Takuma Asano for a season.

Debuchy currently earns a reported £70,000 a week with Arsenal, which, considering his age (30), the fact that he’s hardly fit and how off the pace he’s been recently, is a big lump.

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