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Forgotten Debuchy seeking Arsenal exit

Mathieu Debuchy admits he may have to leave Arsenal in January in a bid to keep his Euro2016 dream alive.


The French right-back has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium with Spanish youngster Hector Bellerin ahead of him in Arsene Wenger's plans.

With the UEFA tournament in his home country fast approaching, Debuchy acknowledges he has to consider an alternative as he strives to force his way into Didier Deschamps' France squad before the summer.

"At the moment I need more game time, as for the last two games I have not even been included in the squad," the 30-year-old former Lille and Newcastle United defender told RMC.

"Everything is clear. I need more game time and that is why I will have to discuss the topic with the coach soon.

"We will see what offers there are between now and January, if there are any."

Debut added that he spoke with Wenger at the end of last season regarding his future: "We had a discussion in the summer and he told me that if I wasn't happy with my game time we'd sit down and talk about it in December.

"But my goal is to play again very soon and to string together some matches so that I can play at the Euros.

"At the moment I cannot be in the French team because obviously I'm not getting any game time. Playing one match every month or less, you are not ready, physically or mentally."


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