Mathieu Debuchy reflects on his debut season at Arsenal


Mathieu Debuchy joined Arsenal from Newcastle United in the summer of 2014.

Mathieu Debuchy has told the club’s official website that he is disappointed with his debut season at Arsenal.

The France international defender joined Arsenal from Premier League rivals Newcastle United in the summer of 2014.

Much was expected of the 29-year-old right-back at the Emirates Stadium this season, but the former Lille star has struggled with injuries for a large part of the campaign.

Debuchy has been able to make only 10 appearances in the Premier League this season, and he is understandably disappointed.

“It has been a difficult season for me,” the Frenchman told Arsenal’s official website. “I had two injuries, involving two operations, one on my knee, one on my ankle.

“It is a shame because I felt very good with the team, I think I made a good start to the season, so to be off the pitch for almost six months was difficult to deal with…

“I really thought that the difficult time was behind me and that I could show my qualities. Unfortunately I picked up my shoulder injury only a few weeks later and that was difficult for me to deal with.”

Debuchy is currently out injured, and perhaps it would be best for him if he starts planning for next season.

The Frenchman is one of the better right-backs in the Premier League, and with a good pre-season, he should be able to return to his best at the start of the 2015-16 campaign.

Arsenal are currently third in the Premier League table with 70 points from 34 matches, level on points with second-placed Manchester City but with a game in hand.

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