Former Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy was apparently left “angry with the manager” after he was denied a loan switch to Premier League rivals Manchester United, according to report.
Via RMC, French sports media outlet, the France international revealed the extent of his feelings towards the Gunners manager after he fell out of favour at the club and described how he wanted a move away following interest from the Red Devils.
Speaking to RMC the 32-year-old said: “I would have liked to have left Arsenal earlier and to have played for a different club… There were moments when I was angry with the manager.
“There was an approach from Manchester United and he did not want me to leave.”
The former Newcastle United defender was once a top prospect but after his move to Arsenal in 2014, a host of injuries took their toll on the player, and he fell back in the pecking order behind Hector Bellerin at the Emirates.
So much so that Wenger finally granted Debuchy a move from the club, terminating his contract during the January transfer window which allowed the France international a move to Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne as he attempts to push himself into the thoughts of France national team manager Didier Deschamps for the World Cup this summer.
The full-back made just seven appearances in all competitions this season for the Gunners who after seeing the emergence of Ainsley Maitland-Niles, it is believed that the French boss no longer saw a need for the 32-year-old,
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