Arsene Wenger has admitted that Mathieu Debuchy is on his way out of Arsenal after only a year and half at the club.

Following several of months of being denied a starting spot by Hector Bellerin, the Frenchman has requested an exit to help his odds of earning a place at Euro 2016 this summer.

And with AS Romas reportedly in talks to sign Debuchy, Wenger has suggested the door is now open for the right-back to complete a departure either on loan or on permanent basis.

“He has an opportunity to go but he as well has not been in touch with any club.” the Arsenal boss said

Arsenal have made it clear that any deal to loan out the defender for the rest of the season will be sanctioned as long as a loan fee of at least £1million is offered.

Debuchy’s departure would leave Bellerin as Arsene Wenger’s only option at right-back even though Calum Chambers has been deployed in that position in the past.

Carl Jenkinson, who is currently out of favour at West Ham, can also be recalled from his season-long loan at Upton Park if necessary.

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