Mathieu Debuchy is attempting to orchestrate a move away from Arsenal after being told that he can move on, according to The Mirror.
What’s the word?
The 31-year-old has made just one appearance this season, which was in the Premier League, and it is clear that he is not part of Arsene Wenger’s plans.
The French boss revealed in a press conference on Thursday that Debuchy has recovered from a hamstring injury and will return to training.
However, The Mirror reports that the right-back has been informed that he can look for another club, despite the possibility of Wenger being left short of options in that position due to the uncertainty over Carl Jenkinson’s future.
The publication claims that Debuchy would prefer to seal a return to his homeland France.
Where has it gone wrong?
The right-back joined the Gunners from Newcastle United in 2014, but injuries have hampered his progress.
Just two months into his first season at Arsenal, he suffered ankle ligament damage and spent around three months on the sidelines.
Only a month into his return to action, he got injured again, this time dislocating his shoulder and spent another three months on the treatment table.
During his absence, Hector Bellerin emerged as Wenger’s first-choice right-back and he has remained at the top of the list ever since.
Debuchy had a short loan spell at Bordeaux last season, but upon his return to North London, he soon realised that his game time would be limited.
For the player’s sake, he should look to move on, and it is probably best to cut ties with Arsenal following his critical comments about Wenger, in which he claimed that he had barely spoken to his manager for almost a year.