“I want to leave” – Arsenal star confirms desire to leave in January

By on December 22, 2017

Mathieu Debuchy

According to quotes in The Sun, Mathieu Debuchy has confirmed he wants to leave Arsenal in January and hopes his recent form will help attract plenty of interest in his services.

Debuchy has endured a nightmare time since joining Arsenal from Newcastle United in 2014 as his career has been blighted by a number of serious injury problems.

It’s meant Debuchy has played just 13 Premier League games for the club and he’s yet to make a single appearance in the league this season with Hector Bellerin the clear choice at right-back/wing-back.

The 32-year-old came close to leaving in the summer but he ended up staying and has been given opportunities to play in the Europa League and Carabao Cup.

To be fair, Debuchy has been playing well in recent outings and many Arsenal fans have been suggesting he’s now a serious challenger for Bellerin in the starting eleven.

However, it looks like Debuchy has other ideas as the defender has confirmed he still wants to leave Arsenal this winter and is hoping his return to form will see him attract plenty of offers.

Debuchy is quoted by The Sun as saying:

“I want to leave, to find a new challenge in January. The fact I’m playing well will give me opportunities.

“We’ll see if there are good opportunities in the transfer window. I’m open.”

I must admit, I’m a little disappointed as Debuchy has emerged as a useful player to have in the squad again and we need someone to compete with Bellerin on the right side.

A fit Debuchy is a very solid player so I’d like to see him stay at Arsenal and fight for his place during the second half of the season but it looks like he’s already made up his mind to go.