According to several sources, Mathieu Debuchy is unhappy with his current situation within the Arsenal first team. Although he was Wenger’s first choice at right back at the start of the previous season, he suffered a number of injures and eventually lost his place in the starting line-up to Héctor Bellerin.
However, the Frenchman is now making his minutes as Héctor Bellerin is currently injured himself. It is expected though, that when the Spaniard returns to match fitness, Debuchy will be sitting his matches out on the Arsenal bench as a second-choice right-back yet again.
This situation is highly unfortunate for Debuchy, as the European Championship in his home country France in the summer of 2016 is getting closer and closer. AS Roma have been named as a side who are potentially interested in signing Mathieu Debuchy, but as it seems, no formal offers have been made. France head coach Didier Dechamps has already made clear that if Debuchy wants to be called up for the European Championship squad, it would be best for him to move.
“Mathieu Debuchy is in a position where he is playing very little, when he does play, look at yesterday’s result,” Deschamps was quoted after Arsenal’s 5-1 loss against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
“He has a decision to make in December or January. He hasn’t lost his quality, he’s playing very little.”