French defender Mathieu Debuchy might leave the Emirates stadium to brighten his chances of featuring in France’s eleven for Euro 2016.
This season Debuchy has just started two games for the gunners with Bellarin being the pick of the manager. An injury marred season meant lesser game time which also affected Debuchy’s chances to play for France during the international break. “I really need to play. Didier Deschamps didn’t call me for the last two games, so it’s obvious, I’ve got to play more than I do” said Debuchy when talking to reporters.
The Frenchman has been in talks with his compatriot manager and there is said to be a mutual agreement regarding his future and discharge from the club in case he doesn’t get sufficient game time. “We had a discussion in the summer and he told me that if I wasn’t happy with my game time we’d sit down and talk about it in December. It’s December now so we’ll see” he further added.
However letting go of Debuchy might not be the way for Arsenal given their long list of injury woes and the player says that only time will tell whether he will be playing for the Gunners or one of their Premier League rivals as a move within the league itself is highly welcomed by the defender. “My goal is to play again very soon and to string together some matches so that I can at the Euros. I love England and the league so yes, of course. After that, if I have other offers… return to France? Why not? We’ll see.”
A crucial choice awaits Arsene Wenger and Debuchy is arguably justified in asking for a move to further his international career. So will Debuchy still feature in the Red shirt of will he making someone else’s backyard greener. It will all be clear this January.