Transfer: Arsenal defender set to leave the club for French Giants


Out of favour Arsenal right-back, Mathieu Debuchy is reportedly willing to leave the club for a loan move to Ligue 1 club Marseille in the next January transfer window.

According to Clubcall, the French giants want the 31-year-old as a temporary loan option for their right defensive side, which is very similar to that of Bordeaux’s that saw the right-back move to the French club last season on a short-loan. Marseille’s current boss Rudi Garcia has previously worked with Debuchy during his time at Lillie and gave the defender a breakthrough which saw them winning a league and cup double in 2010-11.

Debuchy signed for Arsenal in the Summer of 2014 from Newcastle United for a reported fee of £12million after the departure of the first team right-back Bacary Sagna and has a contract with Arsenal till 2019. However, since his move to the London-base-club his career has taken a reverse route due to injury. Debuchy suffered a devastating ankle injury that ruled him out for three months after a couple of months into the Arsenal side. Since then academy graduate Hector Bellerin has taken up his places and till now fared pretty well and made the Frenchman pecking down the order. The Former Lille full-back has managed only 23 appearances for the North London outfit in his injury laden two years at the club.

This season the Arsenal man appeared just once in a match against Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth where they won 3-1, but the defender only managed to play in the game only for 15 minutes before being subbed off due to a hamstring injury.

Apart from Marseille, some other clubs from Italy and Turkey are also said to be monitoring the situation of the 31-year-old, however, this loan deal under his former boss Rudy Garcia could be the ideal stage to make his comeback again in the limelight as the French club are looking for a European birth this season and Debuchy can add his vital experience into the squad and help them.