With Hector Bellerin the undisputed number one right-back at Arsenal and Callum Chambers seemingly happy at being Arsène Wenger’s utility player, there is little space left for Mathieu Debuchy at Arsenal.
The 30-year-old wasn’t exactly happy last January at being left on the bench so often, and a temporary move was agreed with French side Bordeaux to let him get some game time during the second half of the season.
During his six months there, the former Lille star became an important starter for the Ligue 1 side, even though his brief stay was still marred by two injuries in March and May.
Still, even the small amount of time he spent there was enough to convince those in charge that he might be a valuable long-term addition to their club as reported by Le Parisien on Monday morning.
The French newspaper claim that Jocelyn Gourvennec’s new side are currently negotiating with Arsenal regarding a permanent transfer for Mathieu Debuchy; a move the player would be reportedly happy with.
While no fee is mentioned, at 30-years-old and a lack of arguments to ask for a hefty fee, we can’t see this one being too expensive were it to go through.
The arrival of Rob Holding (who can play right-back) might also be an indicator this is one we can expect to go through relatively soonish.