Arsenal star suffers injury blow on Sunday
Only a week after complaining about his failed move to Manchester United in January, Mathieu Debuchy has been hit by a new blow in his quest to earn a call-up for France at this summer’s European Championship.
The 30-year-old was forced to secure a move away from the club last month after falling behind Hector Bellerin in the pecking order at right-back.
However, Debuchy’s half-season loan at Bordeaux is not going according to plan so far after he suffered an injury in the Ligue 1 side’s 0-0 draw with Nice.
The former Newcastle man was withdrawn with a hamstring problem after 82 minutes of action on Sunday as he prepares for a spell on the sidelines.
Debcuhy, who has been intent on impressing France national team coach Didier Deschamps for the rest of the season, expressed his desire to leave Arsenal on a permanent deal two days ago.
“A future at Arsenal?” said Debuchy.
“It’s difficult because there’s a young guy who’s 20 in my position who is playing good matches. My future could be in France.”
With Carl Jenkinson and Calum Chambers still on Arsenal’s books, Debuchy may not be guaranteed a place in Arsene Wenger’s squad next season.