Arsenal round-up: Mathieu Debuchy confirms he would leave for game time

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Debuchy admits he could leave

All might be well with Hector Bellerin at Arsenal, but that’s come at a price - Mathieu Debuchy is not happy.

The Frenchman has confirmed - as per The Independent - that he wants to talk with Arsene Wenger about his future soon, insisting that he will leave either on loan or permanently if he can’t garner more game time at the Emirates Stadium.

Debuchy pointed out that his opportunities for France are dwindling as a result of him not featuring for Wenger’s side - he’s obviously not content with that.

"I really need to play. [France manager] Didier Deschamps didn't call me for the last two games, so it's obvious, I've got to play more than I do, that's why I want to talk to Wenger soon," he said.

"You can't be fit and mentally focused. And if I have to leave permanently or on loan to play, I will."

Here's a Squawka comparison (of sorts) between Debuchy and Bellerin:

Wenger wary of Olympiacos

Meanwhile, Wenger has opened up on Arsenal’s chances of beating Olympiacos sufficiently to progress to the Champions League knockout stages, and he believes it is doable if the Gunners are at their very best.

He virtually confirmed that Mathieu Flamini and Aaron Ramsey will start in midfield, stating that they would be of the utmost importance.

Watch highlights from when Arsenal last played Olympiacos in Greece:

Giroud wants 100%

Bringing us to a close, Olivier Giroud has also offered his opinion on the all-important clash in Greece tonight, with the Frenchman insisting that Arsenal are equipped to qualify if they give 100%.

Giroud admitted anything less than near-perfection wouldn’t suffice against Olympiacos but said that the team had better depth than in years past.

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