Sunday, October 1, 2023

Debuchy set for Turkey loan?

According to Turkish Football (quoting media agency DHA), Mathieu Debuchy could move to Galatasaray on a season-long loan.

The right-back is known to be on the lookout for regular first team football after losing his place to Hector Bellerin last season. The 31-year-old has already been linked with a return to Bordeaux, where he spent the second half of last season, and a permanent move to West Ham United.


Debuchy featured in both friendly games during Arsenal’s recent tour of California and has travelled to Stavanger for tonight’s game with Norwegian side Viking.

While we’re almost certain Debuchy will leave the club in some capacity before the transfer window closes we’re always somewhat dubious of links with Turkish clubs…mostly because the local press tends to get a little excitable on the speculation front.

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Somehow it wouldn’t surprise me if Wenger kept faith in him and turns out to contribute to our season in a meaningful way… but that still doesn’t excuse me getting pee’d off with his behaviour.

Scott P

That’s a possibility. What I wouldn’t understand is a loan vs. a permanent transfer, to be honest. Are there really no takers willing to pay a transfer fee that would see us part ways for good?

Rozza the samourai

No takers? Man U wanted him last January. He is good for many PL top half teams.

Godfrey Twattschlock

Good point. An example being Bendtner in his last season with us. Until he was banjaxed followed by the, ahem, Copenhagen Taxi Incident.


His name has been taken off the kit builder on the Arsenal website, so it wouldn’t surprise me if a deal to Gala or elsewhere was close.

Is a decent player, just got screwed over with injuries and the rise of Bellerin and didnt have the mentality to really fight to get his place back.


Curled a hopeful 3 at this one.

Mr. G

Good, get rid of him.


What is scandalous is that he was given a contract with Arsenal FC until 2018 or 2019 (depending on who you believe).

Dennis Bergkamp was only given 1 year contracts after he turned 30 but this waster was given a long term contract?

What a mistake.

Cape Town Gooner

Hindsight is awesome! If he was playing brilliantly and only had a short contract people would be slating the club for not signing him up for longer. Besides I think the one year deals for players over 30 are a thing of the past…

Bobby P

You think it would have been a good idea to sign him for 10 million and give him a one year contract?


That pic though


If Wenger does plan to loan him I wonder what is backup plan for Bellerin is, hopefully not Chambers as he can play a match here or there, but if Bellerin were to be injured or suspended for multiple games Chambers in my opinion is not a proper replacement (esp defending 1 v 1 on the wing). He may consider Holding there, but doubt he has much experience out wide. What I am more concerned about is that we get an experienced CD in before the Liverpool match which is looking less and less likely to happen (and I pray… Read more »


Fitting place to send one… Hate saying that because I loved the guy before he ran his mouth.


Bad attitude. Bad haircut. Not an Arsenal player.

Bring in a young-gun who will be willing to fight for a place in the team. (Chambers is not a RB and Jenk isn’t good enough).

Mustrum Ridcully, Unseen Academicals

I don’t agree. Is good enough and will show it this season.

Mustrum Ridcully, Unseen Academicals

I don’t agree. Jenks is good enough and will show it this season.


When he recovers from his injury, that is.


For fans that scream for experience players to come and be backup etc. This is what tend to happen. NO good player wants to be a Backup. Therefore its very important the club spend the money wisely. They cannot afford to be paying a players wages when they clearly become surplus. People accusing him of being weak. He is not weak, he just wants to play like any decent player would. The other thing about a Backup player is that, they are never fully match fit as they have to wait for their opportunity. This is something a young up… Read more »


He looks to be in much better shape compared to last year. I’m fine with him staying (provided he agrees to be backup to Bellerin and doesn’t moan about it) or leaving. Btw where the heck is Jenkinson?

Scott P

Knee injury from last season, won’t be fit to start off this year.


Why sending a 30 year old on a loan? He’s not gonna benefit from it (neither do us) and it’s not like we have so many great backups for Bellerin. Can’t we start one freaking season with a balanced squad?!@#


Because if theres one thing we care about at Arsenal. Its wasting money on dead wages………

* for clarity purposes this message should be read in a sarcastic tone.

Godfrey Twattschlock

I remember a 31 year old Swede who joined us on loan a few years ago. Although injured and first and not played that much he turned out pretty useful to us. And he still talks about the experience as one of the highlights of his career.

Kanu's big feet

Still laugh every time I have a poop, superb addition to an already superb blog!

David C

I read the headline too fast and thought he was traded for a turkey. Wouldn’t be a bad deal 🙂


I was excited by the arrival of Debuchy when Sagna left… I felt they had similar defensive and attacking styles… For me I would keep him around(once he keeps it buttoned). The other replacements we have at right back would result in a significant style and approach changes if Bellerin was to get injured. Chambers/Holding are both CB’s really and don’t have the ability to provide the overlapping runs that are so key to our play.


Why can we only get rid of players on loan ?? My best guess is we pay them too much money


Just pooed out a Debuchy on this one. Feeling all better now 🙂

Toure Motors

Turkey loan til Christmas


I still miss Sagna.

I find it ironic that Wenger is clearly willing to waste money on wages for players he wishes to keep faith with, even in the face of consistently poor form, but is loath to pay a penny over what he considers a fair transfer fee…


That Debuchy and Walcott are still around stinking the place up almost annoys me more.than the lack of signings…do they all just go on holiday at Arsenal for 2 months??

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