France manager Didier Deschamps has urged struggling Arsenal star Mathieu Debuchy to leave the club to reclaim a place in the national squad for Euro 2016, according to reports from the Metro.
Debuchy was signed by the Gunners in the summer of 2014 and was expected to hold down the right-back berth for many seasons to come, but the former Newcastle Untied ace has been plagued by injuries ever since his arrival.
And during his time on the sidelines, Spanish youngster Hector Bellerin took his chance and is now Wenger’s first choice right-sided defender.
This has therefore seen Debuchy become back-up despite recovering to full fitness, but was forced to play against Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich on Wednesday due to Bellerin picking up a injury.
However, the Frenchman had a difficult time against the Bavarians, with Arsenal losing 5-1 on the night.
Now Deschamps believes Debuchy needs to sort out his future, which could very well be away from the Emirates.
“Mathieu Debuchy is in a position where he is playing very little, when he does play, look at yesterday’s result,” he said.
“If he has a decision to make in December or January… He hasn’t lost his quality, he’s playing very little.”