By Tom Blackburn
Mathieu Debuchy wants to quit Arsenal and join another London club, according to a report.
French publication Get French Football News claim the France international is keen to leave the Gunners in the final days of the summer window.
It is said there is interest in Debuchy from Roma and Galatasaray but the right-back wants to stay in England, preferably with a club in London.
Football website Goal claimed at the start of August that Arsenal had accepted a loan move from Turkish giants Galatasaray and the deal was to be finalised within days but that has not materialised.
An Arsenal defensive crisis has robbed Arsene Wenger of the services of senior centre-back pair Per Mertesacker and Gabriel for the opening months of the season and he has not yet been able to secure any new blood in that position.
This could have delayed the exit of Debuchy, 31, whose route to a first-team spot is blocked by Hector Bellerin.
Debuchy, who signed for the Gunners back in 2014 for around £12million from Newcastle, spent the second half of last season on loan at Bordeaux but only made nine appearances due to injury.
The 27-time France international has made just 21 appearances during his time at Arsenal, who also have Calum Chambers and Carl Jenkinson who can deputise at right-back.
Debuchy moved to England in 2012, after Newcastle identified the former Lille full-back as one of Europe’s best right-sided defenders at the time after 10 years and 233 League appearances for the Ligue 1 side.
However, since his move to North London, Debuchy’s career has spiralled downwards and he is looking for an escape route.
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