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Debuchy 'annoyed' with Wenger for blocking move to Manchester United

“I was disappointed, obviously. If I had the chance to go to Manchester United it would have been magnificent.”

Mathieu Debuchy
Mathieu Debuchy

MATHIEU DEBUCHY HAS admitted his frustration with Arsene Wenger after the Arsenal manager blocked a loan move to Manchester United.

The France international joined Bordeaux until the end of the season having struggled to make an impact for the Gunners this season behind first-choice right-back Hector Bellerin.

The former Newcastle defender’s move to Ligue 1 came about after he was denied the chance to join United, who were keen to sign full-back cover following a spate of injuries.

But Debuchy has revealed that Wenger was not keen to help out a rival club despite the player being keen on a move to Old Trafford.

“Yes, at the end of the transfer window they [United] came in. They contacted my agents,” Debuchy told Canal +.

“I was disappointed, obviously. If I had the chance to go to Manchester United it would have been magnificent. Unfortunately it wasn’t the case. I discussed it with the coach too, who said that obviously he couldn’t help out a rival.”

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Debuchy also expressed his annoyance with Wenger for not giving him more opportunities in the first team after proving his fitness in pre-season and being promised more minutes.

“Yes, I’m a little bit annoyed with him. It’s his choice [not to give him playing time]. I came back well this summer, I had a good pre-season. I was able to talk to him to know my future at Arsenal.

He said that I would have game time and that we would discuss it in December. Unfortunately, I didn’t have this game time.”

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