Report: Arsenal's Mathieu Debuchy held transfer talks with Aston Villa on Friday night

Mathieu Debuchy reportedly held talks with Aston Villa on Friday.

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy held talks with Aston Villa on Friday night over a loan move.

Debuchy, 30, joined Arsenal from Newcastle United back in the summer of 2014, having impressed on Tyneside following a January 2013 move from Lille.

Initially seen as the replacement for Bacary Sagna following his move from Manchester City, Debuchy has remarkably only made 22 appearances for the Gunners, with Arsene Wenger preferring to play young Spaniard Hector Bellerin at right back instead.

Now, Debuchy needs to play first-team football in a bid to play for France at this summer's European Championships - and a move to Aston Villa could be on the cards.

The Daily Mirror report that Debuchy is wanted by Villa's French boss Remi Garde, who has good links with Wenger, having played under him for the Gunners during the 1990's.

It's stated that Debuchy held talks with Villa on Friday night ahead of a potential loan deal with Garde's men, where they would pay £1.5m to take him until the end of the season.

Debuchy would give Villa some experience in defence, but whether he would be enough to save bottom club Villa from the drop remains to be seen, given that they currently sit ten points adrift of safety.

Would Debuchy be a good signing for Aston Villa?

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