Arsenal defender sets to depart to Ligue 1 amid Manchester United interest

Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy is set to join Ligue 1 club Bordeaux in a loan move until the end of the season. French publication L’Equipe reports that the deal will not contain an option to buy, and the 30-year old will be expected to return to Emirates Stadium in the summer. Earlier on Monday, reports suggested that Manchester United have approached Gunners about a possible loan move for the Frenchman, but their approach was reportedly turned down by the North London club. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger reportedly blocked Debuchy moving…

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Arsenal youngster Hector Bellerin throws shade on teammate Mathieu Debuchy

Arsenal full-back Mathieu Debuchy has been amongst the headlines lately with continued threats to leave the club in January if he isn’t given a more prominent role in the first team. However, young usurper Hector Bellerin isn’t in any mood to give him sympathy by declaring himself good enough to be the club’s first choice right-back for the foreseeable future in the Daily Express. The 20-year-old stepped into the breach last season as he deputised for the injured Debuchy, and has held onto his starting spot into the current campaign,…

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Arsenal defender considers January exit after losing international spot

Arsenal full-back Mathieu Debuchy is said to be prepared to review his situation at the club in January after recently losing his place in the French national team, the Daily Telegraph reports. The 30-year-old joined Arsenal last summer in a £12m deal from Newcastle (via Telegraph) but quickly lost his place in the first team to youngster Hector Bellerin as shoulder and ankle injuries kept him on the sidelines for large parts of the campaign. Debuchy has so far only managed to start three of the club’s games this term…

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Arsenal defender wanted by Premier League duo and La Liga outfit after hinting at possible exit

Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy may be offered an Emirates exit during the January transfer window, after the Daily Star reported that Everton, Swansea, and La Liga side Valencia were all chasing his signature. The 30-year-old previously admitted that he was considering the possibility of leaving the Gunners after finding that his place in the side had been taken by Hector Bellerin last season (via Star). And while he was clearly still in Arsene Wenger’s plans as he was included in the Arsenal squad in the Spaniard’s absence, that took on…

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Arsenal news: Ex-Gunner ‘understands’ Wenger’s lack of spending while former midfielder rules them out of title race

Here is Saturday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Former Gunners forward John Hartson has defended Arsene Wenger after the boss came in for criticism for failing to sign a single outfield player during the summer transfer window, the Daily Express report. The news was compounded by Danny Welbeck’s injury problems, but Hartson has sympathy for Wenger. He stated: “Why would he just add numbers to give himself a problem and put players on the bench and pay them astronomical wages? “I totally understand why Wenger has not bought,” he added.…

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Arsenal gossip: Cavani deal to be done in January as winger reveals fitness problems

Friday’s biggest Arsenal news and gossip. Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 22, says he has been playing in pain for the past two years because of a series of knee and groin problems, the Daily Mirror reports. The England midfielder says the pain was so bad last season that he struggled to get out of bed or even lift himself off his sofa. Chamberlain says his favourite TV pundit is Gary Neville, despite the former Manchester United full-back’s criticism of manager Arsene Wenger, the Daily Star reports. Former Arsenal midfielder Paul…

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Mathieu Debuchy weighing up Arsenal exit because of Hector Bellerin

Arsenal full-back Mathieu Debuchy has revealed that he has been considering leaving the club after losing his starting spot to youngster Hector Bellerin, the Metro reports. The former Newcastle man saw himself become second choice last term when Bellerin stood in for him while he nursed an injury on the sidelines. But despite Debuchy returning to full fitness in time for the start of the new campaign, Arsene Wenger opted to stick with Bellerin for their Community Shield clash with Chelsea last month, something the Metro claims left Debuchy questioning…

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