Date: 30th December 2016 at 10:42am
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Mathieu Debuchy anticipated exit from Arsenal in January will definitely happen if the Frenchman has way. Well, he’s made it abundantly clear he wants ‘a way out’ next month.

31 year old Debuchy – who was linked with both Fiorentina and Espanyol in the summer – is quoted by the Mirror as saying.

‘What do I want in the next window? A way out. I want a new challenge, to get back involved, just to do my job well. I miss not having the excitement, the adrenaline. I had chances at the end of the window. Unfortunately the club did not want to release me. I had a good pre-season, I gave everything but from the first match, I was not in the squad. That was a real slap in the face.’

A year ago Debuchy was wanted at Manchester United but Arsene Wenger reportedly refused to allow the deal. He went on to say he was surprised by that interest but wasn’t pleased when the boss refused him the opportunity.

Wenger has hit back though and also dismissed a United interest saying a bid was never made.

The defender added he feels nothing more than ‘an employee’ now and would want any deal to be a permanent exit.

‘For me, [the Manchester United bid] was almost unexpected but the coach said no. It was something that I did not appreciate. I would prefer a straight transfer but I am just an employee. If the club says no to me, what can I do?’

He eventually left to join Bordeaux on loan to end last season in France – finishing by basically saying his relationship with Wenger has broken down.

‘Have I asked for an explanation from Arsene Wenger? No, not since last January. Before my loan to Bordeaux, I was often in his office. But since, I have not felt the need, I have not wanted to. We greet each other, we say hello – nothing more.’

With barely any action in the Premier League this season I think it’s clear to see the former Newcastle man isn’t in Wenger’s future plans so his departure would be best for all concerned.

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