Mathieu Debuchy Should Be Thankful To Wenger Not Annoyed


So this week Mathieu Debuchy has come out and said that he’s ‘a little bit annoyed‘ with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after he blocked a move that would have seen the right-back sign for Manchester United during the last day of the winter transfer window.

I am struggling to see what his problem is here because at that time Man Utd were seen as possible title rivals to Arsenal in the Premier League along with a few other teams. Now that seems less likely as each game passes but Wenger felt he had to be cautious.

Obviously the French internationalist had been desperate to move away from the Emirates as he’d lost his place in the Gunners team to youngster Hector Bellerin. The Spanish fullback has been in fine form this season and deserves to be ahead of Debuchy in the queue to start in the first team.

Debuchy, who wants to be in the French Euro 2016 squad, made it clear a few times earlier this season that if he couldn’t regain his starting place then he’d want to move somewhere else who could offer him that promise of first team football. Those comments could have been construed as being unhelpful and selfish by Wenger but alas the Arsenal boss understood why his compatriot was eager to play football.

In fact Arsene Wenger made it clear in a few separate occasions that he’d allow Mathieu Debuchy to go before and during the last window:

“He has an opportunity to go,”

Now it could have been easy for Arsene to look at his own squad and think ‘Well we are fighting for the Premier League title, we are still in the Champions League and are in the FA Cup‘ and then keep hold of Debuchy as an experienced squad player. Debuchy has title winning experience and if he had the right attitude then that could have benefitted the Gunners in the coming months.

But Wenger sanctioned a loan move on deadline day that saw Debuchy join Ligue 1 side Bordeaux where he’ll play under a former French international right back in Willy Sagnol.

At Bordeaux he’ll have a good chance to keep within Les Bleus boss Didier Deschamps’ radar. Les Girondins are in the top half of the French league and are just four points away from fourth spot.

So I just can’t get why Debuchy would take aim at Wenger and drag up all this bitterness at this time.

He has to remember that he’s still contracted to the North London club and that he’ll probably be back there come this summers preseason.

Then he has to remember that Wenger has allowed him to leave and get that much needed game time elsewhere. Which could be vital in his quest to play in the Euros.

Dubuchy also has to respect Bordeaux and just concentrate his efforts in helping them for the remainder of the season and get them as high up the table as possible.

In this episode he just comes across as another spoiled footballer moaning that he didn’t get it all his own way.

One Response to “Mathieu Debuchy Should Be Thankful To Wenger Not Annoyed”

  1. Good Points

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