Should West Ham attempt to sign Arsenal's international full-back?

Arsenal's Mathieu Debuchy after sustaining an injury

Arsenal's Mathieu Debuchy would fill a gaping hole in the West Ham United squad.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic during the press conferenceWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic still has a lot of work to do in the transfer window

With West Ham's desperate search for a striker and now a left-back following the long-term injury to Aaron Cresswell, the club are in danger of neglecting another area which requires serious attention - right-back.

Michail Antonio has filled in admirably, but he does not possess the defensive nous required at the top level. 

The Hammers do have Sam Byram, who is a right-back by trade, but at just 22 there are question marks over whether or not he is quite ready for regular first-team football with a Premier League side.

Arsenal's Mathieu Debuchy warms upArsenal's Mathieu Debuchy warms up

As a result Slaven Bilic should consider a move for Arsenal's out-of-favour full-back Mathieu Debuchy. The 31-year-old has plenty of experience playing in the top flight, with 55 league appearances to his name during spells with both Newcastle United and the Gunners.

The Frenchman has been capped 27 times by his country, which highlights his quality, considering he has had to compete with the likes of Bacary Sagna for a starting berth.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesDebuchy during a rare start for the Gunners

Debuchy saw himself drop down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium behind Hector Bellerin, after a succession of injuries hampered his first season with the club, and his lack of involvement could contribute to him being deemed dispensable at Arsenal.

Whether it be a loan move or one of a more permanent variety, it should be one that West Ham seriously consider, to prevent against them being left woefully short in an important area of the pitch for the upcoming season.

Arsenal's Theo Walcott, Mathieu Debuchy, Kieran Gibbs and manager Arsene Wenger Mathieu Debuchy warming the Arsenal bench

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