Mathieu Debuchy could leave Arsenal in January

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Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy has admitted that he could leave the club in the January transfer window after failing to secure a regular role under the guidance of Arsene Wenger.

As reported by The Sun, the former Newcastle United man has insisted that he's in need of more game time as he goes in search of a place in the France squad for Euro 2016.

Debuchy, 30, hasn't featured in the Premier League since last month's north London derby and he has only starred in England's elite division twice all season. 


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In fact, the full-back has become increasingly frustrated after failing to even make the bench in the club's last two games. 

With the January transfer window on the horizon, Debuchy stated: “At the moment I need more game time, as for the last two games I have not even been included in the squad.

January move possible 

“Everything is clear. I need more game time and that is why I will have to discuss the topic with the coach soon. We will see what offers there are between now and January, if there are any.

“After that, if I have other offers to return to France, then why not? We will wait and see.

“We will have to discuss things calmly but I don’t know.

“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.

“But my goal is to play again very soon and to string together some matches so that I can play at the Euros.

“At the moment I cannot be in the French team because obviously I’m not getting any game time. Playing one match every month or less, you are not ready, physically or mentally.”

Brilliant Bellerin

You can hardly blame Debuchy for growing frustrated at Arsenal. With France hosting Euro 2016, the full-back will be desperate to feature next summer, but he will know only too well that he has to prove himself for his club. 

But, with Hector Bellerin performing admirably, Debuchy may not receive his opportunity anytime soon. There's no reason why Wenger will drop Bellerin at this stage. 

The Spanish youngster is going from strength-to-strength and deserves his place in the side. Solid defensively and a threat going forward, the former Barcelona youth team star offers so much to the cause. Debuchy may well have to move on. 

Arsenal fans: should Debuchy leave in January? Have your say below! 

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