Mathieu Debuchy says he’ll wait until the end of next month to see what his future holds at Arsenal.
The French international has fallen behind Hector Bellerin in the pecking order and feels his European Championships place is at risk if he doesn’t play regularly.
He’s started three games recently however, and his performance against Sp*rs yesterday was much more like the player we know he can be. However, speaking to Canal+ after the game he hinted that he’s ready to consider his options if the young Spaniard continues to keep him out of the team.
“I am dealing with it,” he said.
“I am trying to stay strong. We are going to remain concentrated until December, after that I will see.”
Back in August, Debuchy made his unease clear, talking about his absence from the side.
“In my head I thought I’d return to the starting lineup after my recovery. But at the Community Shield against Chelsea, Wenger chose him, [Hector] Bellerin.
“It was a surprise and a disappointment. Let’s say it crossed my mind [leaving]…but I want to be at Arsenal and to regain my place.
“He [Wenger] told me nothing was gained and that there’s a lot of games over the course of a season. He knows I’m worried though because there’s an important deadline at the end of the season.”
It’s clear he’s unhappy, but ultimately it will serve Arsenal no purpose to let a player of his experience go – especially when we know we suffer injuries.
The onus is on him to perform better and more consistently. Bellerin is expected to return after the Interlull, so I doubt we’ve heard the last of this one though.