Arsenal fans have gathered early in the Transfer Tavern today as they get the sofa seats for their crucial Champions League clash with Olympiakos this season.
The Gooners are passing the time by sinking pints and discussing January business, with one potentially significant deal taking the forefront of their conversations.
French international Debuchy has started just two Premier League games this season after finding himself regarded as second-choice behind the excellent Hector Bellerin, who has enjoyed a tremendous rise into the first-team fold this calendar year.
Debuchy is far from happy with his current situation and has stated he may have to leave in January, as he seeks to find first-team assurances to bolster his selection chances for France’s European Championship campaign next summer.
“We talked about my situation in pre-season, I haven’t talked to him recently, but we’ll talk before the transfer window,”
“I really need to play. Didier Deschamps didn’t call me for the last two games, so it’s obvious, I’ve got to play more than I do, that’s why I want to talk to Wenger soon. I do have to accept it anyway, I can’t do otherwise. This situation doesn’t please me, but I have to accept it.”
Arsenal fans are wary that a potential exit for Debuchy limits their squad’s depth and it’s a risk they don’t want to take, considering their awful injury record this season. In their eyes, Debuchy should stick it out until the summer.
Gooners, how crucial would Debuchy’s exit be? Can you afford to lose him? Let us know in the comments below!