Arsenal star hints at possible exit amid frustrations over first-team role

Arsenal star Mathieu Debuchy has hinted that he may be considering an exit after losing his first-team role in the squad, according to reports from the Express.

The 30-year-old completed his move from Newcastle United during the summer of 2014 for £12million, but struggled to hold down a regular role due to injuries.

Manager Arsene Wenger was forced to call up 20-year-old academy starlet Hector Bellerin to take his place last season, but the Spaniard’s form eventually saw him overtake his teammate to the role.

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Debuchy recently revealed that if he continues sitting on the bench, he may need to rethink his future given that he has now also lost his place in France national team.

“In the long-term, if this situation continues it could become tricky,” he said.

“He [Wenger] knows I’m worried though because there’s an important deadline at the end of the season.

“It’s a must to hold down a first team place. It’s clear. To be effective on the field you need game time.”

Manager Didier Deschamps has now decided to select Manchester City’s Bacary Sagna and Lyon’s Christophe Jallet over the Gunners star despite his first-team role at the previous World Cup.

The right-back only managed to feature in 10 Premier League matches last term given the two separate injuries to his ankle and shoulder.

 


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