Out of favor Arsenal defender Matthieu Debuchy has revealed he wants to leave the club in January amidst interest from Aston Villa and Leverkusen.
Debuchy lost his spot to Bellerin after a shoulder injury kept him out long term.
And the Frenchman who has only seven appearances so far this season for Arsenal wants to leave.
Asked by L’Equipe about interest from rock-bottom Villa, Debuchy said: “It’s true, they are among the teams seeking me. I’m currently studying everything but it’s not a possibility I have excluded.
“Whatever happens, even if it is to return [to Arsenal] this summer and then start again, I have to go this winter. I can not stay at Arsenal.
“[Villa’s position] makes you think. This is also why I take my time before deciding. On the other hand, it can also be a great challenge. While they are currently in difficulty, Aston Villa is one of the major English clubs. This is also why I do not rule out this possibility.
“[The interest from Leverkusen] is true and it may interest me too. The most important thing is to play in an attractive league.”