Reports this morning link Mathieu Debuchy with a loan move to Aston Villa.
L’Equipe say that the French international is set the join the Premier League’s bottom club after discussions with boss Remi Garde.
Debuchy has been unhappy with his situation at Arsenal for some time and has been agitating to leave the club in order to keep his hopes of playing at Euro 2016 alive.
Earlier in the month former Gunner Garde revealed he’d spoken to Arsene Wenger about the possibility of taking Debuchy on a short-term basis as he faces a relegation battle that seems practically impossible.
“I had a conversation with Arsene a few days ago about some of the players and Mathieu Debuchy was among these players,” he said.
Now it seems as if the move will go through and Debuchy will get his wish and regular first team football. You might question the wisdom of leaving a team challenging for the title for one that appears to be doomed, but footballers are a weird bunch at times.