Arsenal player Matthieu Debuchy is set to exit the Emirates this summer, but a calf injury threatens the process.
The 31-year old French player is frantic about an exit from the London-based side, and Arsenal are willing to let him leave. The Mirror claims Arsenal are willing to let him go either on a permanent basis or on a season long loan deal.
The calf problems of Debuchy could impair negotiations with interested parties this summer. It would be difficult for clubs to sign him in his current state of injury as there would have to be assessments. Rarely would a club take a gamble on a player – worsened by his current age – this time. Debuchy lost his spot on the team to Hector Bellerin, who is now a regular right back.
In his bid to get a call up to the national team of France, Debuchy was willing to leave in January this year, but the transfer window closed before he could exit. The former Newcastle defender would remain with Arsenal until a club is willing to accept him. Aside Debuchy, Calum Chambers is likely to exit the side as the club is willing to listen to offers, particularly on a loan deal.
West Ham is reported to be leading the race to sign Chambers on a season long loan. After Mustafi joined the Gunners, Chambers slid further down the preference list, so a move away from the club is imminent. West Ham signed Simone Zaza from Serie A defending champions Juventus this summer for £24 million. They had broken their transfer record when they signed Andre Ayew, but the player picked up an injury on his first game in the Premier League. Coach Slaven Bilic is willing to splash the cash to get Wilfred Bony from City or Loic Remy from Chelsea to strengthen the attack, but in defence Chambers is the plan.