Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy has revealed that he will leave the Emirates this month, according to ESPN.
The defender has been out of the Gunners squad for most part of this season and has made just seven appearances for the Gunners since moving to the Emirates in 2014 as a result of injuries.
The defender told L’Equipe:
“Whatever happens, even if it is to return [to Arsenal] this summer and then start again, I have to go this winter. I can not stay at Arsenal.”
“As the weeks go by, we get closer to the Euros. I have to play to try to return as soon as March for the Netherlands and Russia friendlies.
“I clearly lost six months. I would have preferred to leave last summer but the coach [Arsene Wenger] told me that I would have my chance. Ultimately, it was not the case.”
The defender also revealed he will be open to a move to Bayer Leverkusen or Aston Villa, he added:
“It’s true, they [Villa] are among the teams seeking me. I’m currently studying everything but it’s not a possibility I have excluded.”
“[Villa’s position] makes you think. This is also why I take my time before deciding. On the other hand, it can also be a great challenge. While they are currently in difficulty, Aston Villa is one of the major English clubs. This is also why I do not rule out this possibility.
“[The interest from Leverkusen] is true and it may interest me too. The most important thing is to play in an attractive league.”
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