When we behind the bar in the Transfer Tavern put this rumour to the Arsenal fans in tonight, it seemed as if they had almost entirely forgotten about this star.
Such is the nature of Hector Bellerin’s immense form on the right hand side of defence, the Gunners must be forgiven in thinking they’ve not had a better right-back since the celebrated Lauren.
So, news that upwardly mobile London rivals West Ham United could move for another of their options in that particular berth has come as somewhat of a surprise.
And no, we’re not talking about Carl Jenkinson. We’re never talking about Carl Jenkinson.
According to French outlet Mercato 365, the East London outfit are casting a watchful eye over Mathieu Debuchy ahead of a potential summer move.
The Frenchman lost his place at the Emirates early on into his career following an injury after moving from Newcastle United in the summer of 2014.
He spent the second half of the season on loan with French side Bordeaux, though is due to return to the capital.
Irons boss Slaven Bilic has largely deployed Michail Antonio in the right-back berth this season, though is believed to be hunting for reinforcements.
Would Debuchy be a sensible signing for West Ham? Or should he be kept on by Arsenal as backup?
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