English Premier League (EPL) club Arsenal have sent their right-back Mathieu Debuchy on loan to French club Bordeaux until the end of the season. Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger had previously stated that he wants his right-back to get regular football ahead of the Euro 2016. The loan deal will help Debuchy get that.
Earlier this week, Wenger suggested that a loan move to one of the Premier League clubs was on the card. Aston Villa and Sunderland were keen to sign the 30-year-old. However, after training with Arsenal in the morning, Debuchy ended up being loaned to Bordeaux, according to The Guardian.
Debuchy arrived to the Emirates Stadium from Newcastle United in July 2014 for £12 million (US $17.25 million). However, the Frenchman’s first season with the football club was hindered by injuries. First he was affected by an ankle injury which was followed by a shoulder injury, both of which required an operation.
Owing to the injuries, Debuchy lost his place to Hector Bellerin of Spain. He has been unable to make his way up to the first team since then. Debuchy has featured for Arsenal in just seven games this season. He has looked out of pace in all those games.
Debuchy is desperate to regain back his pre-injury form in order to make the cut in Didier Deschamp’s team for the Euro finals this summer.
Meanwhile, Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo has been loaned out to Charlton Athletic for the remainder of the season. Sanogo was on loan at Ajax during the first half of this season in which he made only four appearances for the club.
Arsenal will be looking to repeat the profit they made by loaning out Francis Coquelin to Charlton last season. Ever since his return, Coquelin has looked a different player and has been a regular starter at the Emirates.
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