Arsenal star heading for Ligue 1 despite Man United links

Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy is closing in on a loan move to Bordeaux for the rest of the season, according to the Daily Mail.

The 30-year old has been linked with a move away from the Emirates all month as he bids to earn a place in the French squad for Euro 2016.

Having lost his place to Hector Bellerin after a dislocated shoulder injury, the right-back is in need of first-team football to land a spot.

Aston Villa, and surprisingly Manchester United, have been linked with a move for the former Newcastle United defender.

However, Bordeaux now look to have landed the player to bring him back to France, almost 3 years after he left.

The Magpies brought him to Tyneside from Lille after he emerged as one of the most solid defenders in his homeland.

He already has a Ligue 1 title to his name during his time with the club.