Following his well-taken volley for Arsenal’s u23 side on Friday afternoon, questions about Mathieu Debuchy’s future at the Emirates has already begun to circulate.

The 31-year-old right-back had been linked with a summer move to both Turkey and France but any potential deal was blocked at the time, and now it appears that Serie A side Roma are interested in the Frenchman’s services.

They have struggled with injuries to key personnel this term and Alessandro Florenzi, their first-choice right-back, has been sidelined until the end of April with a ruptured cruciate ligament injury.

REGGIO NELL'EMILIA, ITALY - OCTOBER 26: Alessandro Florenzi of Roma is conforted by head coach Luciano Spalletti as he leaves the pitch after an injury during the Serie A match between US Sassuolo and AS Roma at Mapei Stadium - Citta' del Tricolore on October 26, 2016 in Reggio nell'Emilia, Italy. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)
REGGIO NELL’EMILIA, ITALY – OCTOBER 26: Alessandro Florenzi of Roma is conforted by head coach Luciano Spalletti as he leaves the pitch after an injury during the Serie A match between US Sassuolo and AS Roma at Mapei Stadium – Citta’ del Tricolore on October 26, 2016 in Reggio nell’Emilia, Italy. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

Bruno Peres, currently on-loan from Torino, doesn’t always exude defensive stability nor confidence out of possession whilst makeshift replacements are far from ideal as Luciano Spalleti aims to strengthen his side’s chances of a proper Serie A challenge this season.

ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 06: Bruno Peres (L) of AS Roma competes for the ball with Umar Sadiq of Bologna FC during the Serie A match between AS Roma and Bologna FC at Stadio Olimpico on November 6, 2016 in Rome, Italy.
ROME, ITALY – NOVEMBER 06: Bruno Peres (L) of AS Roma competes for the ball with Umar Sadiq of Bologna FC during the Serie A match between AS Roma and Bologna FC at Stadio Olimpico on November 6, 2016 in Rome, Italy.

With that in mind, the links with a potential Debuchy move are understandable. He has plenty of experience at the top level, and would represent a relatively low-risk acquisition for the Giallorossi if they were to make a formal approach in January.

ENFIELD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18: Anthony Georgiou of Tottenham Hotspur closes down Mathieu Debuchy of Arsenal during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on November 18, 2016 in Enfield, England.
ENFIELD, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 18: Anthony Georgiou of Tottenham Hotspur closes down Mathieu Debuchy of Arsenal during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on November 18, 2016 in Enfield, England.

Currently third-choice behind Carl Jenkinson and Hector Bellerín at right-back, it’s clear that Debuchy needs to assess his career options this winter if he wants to be playing competitive football on a regular basis.

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If a potential deal was to be made, an upfront offer in the region of £5m could be on the cards. Alternatively, a loan move (with option to buy) could be made, and it’d be hard to justify Debuchy staying if the right offer comes in for his services.