Mathieu Debuchy looks set to end his Arsenal stay this summer with two clubs, Marseille and Leicester City, both said to be interested in the Frenchman’s services.
Debuchy has endured a terrible time since arriving at Arsenal with serous injuries curtailing what looked like an excellent signing from Newcastle.
Even when the club’s first choice right-back, Hector Bellerin, picked up an injury, Debuchy wasn’t offered a place in the team, and that would have no doubt cemented Debuchy’s will to leave given he had long-ago expected to be given that role when he returned from injury himself.
Marseille are believed to have been keeping track of the player since January when a move failed to materialise but they are still considered top contenders for his signature. The French side are looking all around the Europe to strengthen their Ligue 1 chances for next season, and Debuchy is seen as a perfect addition to the squad.
The French magazine Le 10 Sport also suggested that Leicester City are also interested in a move for Debuchy and are preparing to fight with Marseille for his signature.
Even though he is faced with opportunity of returning to France, Debuchy wants to remain in the Premier League, and that might give Leicester enough leverage to make the deal.
The player’s frustrations, caused by injuries and lack of first team football, has made him one of the top candidates to leave the club this summer. Debuchy hasn’t appeared for Arsenal since November and has been forced to train and play with the u23 side.
The 31-year-old also had more misfortune by having to compete with Hector Bellerin who has been outstanding for the last few years. It’s hard to battle for a place in the team with one of the best right-back’s in the league as your competition.
The one word that could reasonable sum up Mathieu Debuchy’s Arsenal career.