This is a tricky subject as poor Mathieu Debuchy was unluckily injured soon after joining Arsenal and made only 11 starts for the Gunners last season, and he could only watch from the sidelines as Hector Bellerin stepped up and made the position his own.
The experienced Debuchy was upset that he was not reinstated as first-choice right-back at the beginning of the new season and admitted he had thought about leaving. “It is difficult,” Debuchy was quoted as saying. “Even if I had not played a lot last season, in my head I would return to start after my recovery. But, at the Community Shield against Chelsea, Wenger chose him, Bellerín.
“It was a surprise and a disappointment. Let’s say it [leaving] crossed my mind. But I want to be at Arsenal and to take my place.”
But Bellerin kept his First XI place, and Debuchy has only been used in League Cup and Champions League games, and he was less than impressive in all of them and we lost every game he played in. Now that Hector is injured, Debuchy was expected to step up and prove his worth against Tottenham. Although we actually didn’t lose this one and he may even get a few more games before Bellerin comes back, the Frenchman has told Canal+ that he is still considering moving on in January. He said: “I am dealing with it,”
“I am trying to stay strong.
“We are going to remain concentrated until December, after that I will see.”
Oh the poor thing is trying to stay strong is he? He is getting his 50 or 60,000 a week for sitting on the bench, and when he is asked to perform he has been more of a liability than a help to the team. He is a moaner and I think the sooner we get rid of the miserable git the better for all of us.