Were Arsenal too soft in letting Debuchy leave?

The Arsenal and France star Mathieu Debuchy managed to get his wish and leave the Gunners on loan in a deal done in the last few hours of transfer deadline day. I can understand that it was frustrating for the right back to not be playing much and that he was worried about his place in the France team for the Euro 2016 tournament in his home country this summer.

But at the end of the day, he is an Arsenal player first and foremost and it is the Gunners that pay his very good salary, so I am not sure why he feels vindicated after Arsene Wenger allowed him to join Bordeaux on loan for the rest of the season, as a report in The Sun explains.

Bordeaux confirm they want Arsenal striker, but can they afford him?

Despite Chamakh’s recent love statement for Arsenal when he declared that he refuses to leave the ship and move on, his former club Bordeaux declared that the Morocco striker is still welcomed at the club if he’s ready to take a wage cut.

Bordeaux’s president Jean Louis Triaud declared that he’s eager to see Chamakh come back to the club that sold him to Arsenal in the first place.

“I have spoken with Marouane and told him that he is welcome at Bordeaux and that we still have room for him,” Triaud told RMC.

Chamakh to be next to follow Arshavin away from Arsenal?

Arsenal’s spring cleaning continues and after Arsene Wenger decided to let Russian winger Andrey Arshavin return to Zenit, the Gunners are now ready to do the same in the case of Marouane Chamakh.

The Morroccan international striker joined Arsenal in 2010 but even though he was one of the hottest prospects in the French League 1 at the time he fell way short of expectations after he picked up an injury (or lack of confidence?) which kept him away from action for a long time.