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Arsenal defender pursued by West Brom and St-Etienne

Out of favour Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy has been linked with moves to both West Bromwich Albion and French club St-Etienne as he tries to secure a move away from the Emirates, according to the Daily Mirror.

Debuchy has had a chequered history since arriving at Arsenal in a £12 million transfer from Newcastle United in July 2014, with his career at the club blighted by a number of serious injuries which have resulted in Hector Bellerin replace him as the starting right back for the club.

The player spent 5 months on loan at Bordeaux two seasons ago, but his stay in his native France was curtailed by injury, and he returned to Arsenal before suffering another long lay-off.

He has now returned to full fitness but has found his first-team opportunities limited so far this season, making only seven appearances, all in cup competitions.

Now he is looking for a permanent move away and with Arsenal ready to let him go, it is a question of whether he is heading to the Midlands or back to France.

Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.