Disgruntled Player Blasts Arsenal Boss For Blocking Man Utd Move

By on February 6, 2018

The January transfer window in now closed so it’s time to look at those deals that didn’t get over the line and those being lined-up for the summer. Today, Mathieu Debuchy wanted to join Man Utd….

Mathieu Debuchy has expressed his disappointment that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger blocked a proposed move to Manchester United, according to the Mirror.


Debuchy made his name in English football during an 18-month spell at Newcastle United before earning what was meant to be a dream move to Arsenal in 2014.

However, the Frenchman’s time in north London WAS nothing but a nightmare as a number of serious injuries derailed his career and he’S only made a handful of Premier League appearances over the past three years.

The 32-year-old lost his place to Hector Bellerin and has been surplus to requirements under Wenger for some time with the right-back making only fleeting appearances in the cups this campaign.

Debuchy came close to leaving Arsenal on several occasions during recent transfer windows and was heavily linked with a switch to Manchester United in the summer of 2016.

However, Wenger blocked the move to Old Trafford and it seems Debuchy has still not forgiven his former boss despite finally sealing a free transfer move to St Etienne last month.

Debuchy has revealed that he was desperate to leave Arsenal sooner and was angry with Wenger after he knocked back United’s approach for his signature.

The defender is quoted by the Mirror as saying:

“I would have liked to have left Arsenal earlier and to have played for a different club. There were moments when I was angry with the manager.

“There was an approach from Manchester United and he did not want me to leave.”

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Debuchy is now trying to rebuild his career in Ligue 1 and he made the perfect start to life at St Etienne after scoring and being named the Man of the Match during a win over Amiens at the weekend.


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