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5 players Arsenal need to sell

Daniel Pinder
Top 5 / Top 10
28 Jan 2018, 17:20 IST

Arsenal v West Ham United - Carabao Cup Quarter-Final
Mathieu Debuchy is on borrowed time at Arsenal

With just days remaining in the transfer window, the future of several Arsenal players is still up in the air.

In a World Cup year, everybody wants game time in a bid to cement a place in their respective nations’ squad for the elite tournament in Russia. There have been many players linked with a move away from the Emirates this window, but would their departures be justified?

Here are five players who Arsenal should look at selling.

#5 Mathieu Debuchy

It’s a wonder as to why Mathieu Debuchy hasn’t already left Arsenal. Arriving at the club from Newcastle United, the Frenchman came in to replace Bacary Sagna who departed for Manchester City.

Unfortunately for the full-back, it’s also the time that Hector Bellerin started to make a name for himself, namely against Bayern Munich in the Champions League – that alone, has yielded little playing time.

Upon arrival at Arsenal, Debuchy probably would have imagined playing more games than the 30 that he has appeared in. A loan move to Bordeaux didn’t work for the right-back while the 2017/18 season has seen Arsene Wenger use Debuchy as a bit-part player, featuring him in the Europa League.

With 18 months remaining on his contract, it’s hard to see where Debuchy fits in at Arsenal. He’s fallen down the pecking order within the France national team setup due to lack of playing time. Thus, meaning he’ll likely miss out on the World Cup squad while it looks extremely likely his future will be away from the Emirates.

Reports have suggested that Arsenal may offer him to West Bromwich Albion as a makeweight to sign former Manchester United defender Jonny Evans. With just a few days remaining of the January transfer window, only time will tell.

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