Juventus consider deal for Mathieu Debuchy

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Serie A giants Juventus are ready to make a January bid for Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy, according to reports.

The Frenchman has voiced his concerns about his game-time in north London, and has admitted that he could leave the club in the New Year in order to play regular first-team football once again.

Debuchy, who arrived at Arsenal last summer from Newcastle United, was earmarked to replace Bacary Sagna, who left on a free transfer in order to join Manchester City.


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Despite starting the season as first-choice right-back, a serious ankle injury kept him out for several months, but soon after his return, he was once again on the sidelines after dislocating his shoulder against Stoke City. It kept the Frenchman out for over six months of the season, giving Hector Bellerin the chance to establish himself as Arsenal's best full-back.

Although the young Spaniard endured a shaky start, his performances improved drastically during Debuchy's injury, and since the Frenchman has returned to full fitness, Bellerin is still Wenger's first choice.

Debuchy Wants Games

Both players are fit and fighting for a first-team spot now, but as it stands, Arsene Wenger's main choice is Bellerin, which leaves Debuchy on the bench.

However, with the European Championships next summer, Debuchy is ready to leave the Emirates Stadium in order to play regular first-team football.

With the Euros being held in his home country, Debuchy doesn't want to miss out, and after recently being left out of Didier Deschamps' France squad, he's considering a loan-move away from Arsenal in January.

Juventus Interest

Juve have been made aware about the 30-year-old's concerns in England and could make a move for him in the new year.

Whether they approach Arsenal with a loan-offer or a permanent one is yet to be made clear, but it's believed the Serie A champions are interested in bringing him in for at least the second half of the season.

Juve have endured a tough start to the new campaign after several changes over the summer, and Debuchy could bring some experience into the squad for the latter part of the campaign.

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