French international Mathieu Debuchy has admitted that he is “annoyed” with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger for blocking his potential loan move to Manchester United in January.
Mathieu Debuchy has admitted that he was left frustrated after his loan move to Manchester United was blocked by Arsene Wenger on deadline day.
The former Lille man, capped 27 times by France, became the second-choice right-back behind Hector Bellerin at Arsenal over the last two seasons. He is currently on loan at Bordeaux, trying to secure a spot in France’s squad for the European Championship.
But the former Newcastle defender, who cost the Gunners £12million in July 2014, has revealed that Wenger was not keen to help out a rival club, despite him being keen on a move to Old Trafford.
“Yes, at the end of the transfer window they [United] came in,” Debuchy told French Canal Plus.
“They contacted my agents.
“I was disappointed, obviously. If I had the chance to go to Manchester United it would have been magnificent.
“Unfortunately it wasn’t the case. I discussed it with the coach too, who said that obviously he couldn’t help out a rival.”