The 30-year-old, who has made just 12 Premier League starts for the Gunners since his move from Newcastle in the summer of 2014, was in the French town of Wattignies to mark the re-opening of the newly-named Stade Mathieu Debuchy following renovation work.
Debuchy was joined by his parents, wife and four children at the ground, which now boasts new changing rooms and a state of the art artificial playing field.
"It makes the heart glad to come here," he said.
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