Arsenal boss could let former Newcastle star leave

Mathieu Debuchy
Mathieu Debuchy

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could let former Newcastle full-back Mathieu Debuchy leave the club.

The 30-year-old France international has fallen below Hector Bellerin in the pecking order having missed a large portion of last season due to two serious injuries.

Debuchy, who has started just twice in the league this season and been substituted both times, said earlier this month that he needs to play to get back into the France set-up ahead of the Euros and that he was seeking talks with Wenger to clarify his future.

The Arsenal boss today suggested that he was open to offers for the former Magpies star.

“It’s not impossible,” he said when asked if Debuchy may leave the club in January, adding: “I’m happy if he stays but we’ll see.”