Debuchy wants ‘game time’ and set for Wenger talks

Date published: Tuesday 8th December 2015 11:20

Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy is desperate for “game time” and is hoping for a January loan move to revive his career.

The 30-year-old full-back has been left out of the squad in the last two games and has made only two Premier League appearances all season.

Last month the France international hinted that he could be forced to look elsewhere for first-team action and that he was “trying to stay strong”, but with the transfer window fast approaching Debuchy is seeking talks with Arsene Wenger.

“We’ll discuss it together calmly. We had a discussion in the summer and he told me that if I wasn’t happy with my game time we’d sit down and talk about it in December.

“It’s December now so we’ll see,” added Debuchy.

“At the moment, I need game time. The past two games, I haven’t been included in the squad.

“Everything is clear. I need game time and that’s why I’ll have to discuss it with the coach soon. We’ll see what offers there are between now and [January] – if there are any.”

Debuchy, who has become Hector Bellerin’s deputy at right-back, is keen on staying in England, but he is focused on getting himself back in the France squad ahead of Euro 2016.

“I love England and the league so yes, of course,” added Debuchy.

“After that, if I have other offers…return to France? Why not? We’ll see.

“My goal is to play again very soon and to string together some matches so that I can at the Euros.

“At the moment I can’t be in the French team because obviously I’m not getting any game time. Playing one match every month or even less, you can’t be ready physically or mentally.”

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