Date: 30th December 2016 at 5:02pm
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Mathieu Debuchy has revealed he has still not forgiven Wenger for blocking his move to Manchester United.

The French defender has rarely featured for Arsenal since being replaced by Hector Bellerin at right-back.

Debuchy was sought out by Manchester United under Louis Van Gaal in 2015, but Arsene Wenger refused to sell the 31 year-old to a rival.

The Arsenal player who is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury has admitted to L’Equipe he’s barely spoken to Wenger since the move was blocked.

“I wasn’t playing a lot, it was United, there’s nothing else to say. For me, it was almost unexpected, but the coach said no,” said Debuchy, who played in just two Premier League matches last season. (via ESPN)

“It’s something I did not appreciate. He wasn’t using me, so I didn’t see his interest in doing that.”

Debuchy is now expected to leave The Emirates in the January window after a difficult year and-a-half in north London.

He added: “I want a new challenge. I miss not having that excitement and the adrenaline.

“I would prefer a straight transfer but I am only an employee. If the club says no to me, what can I do?”

“Before my loan to Bordeaux, I was often in [Wenger’s] office. But now, I have not felt the need to, I do not want to. We greet each other, we say hello, nothing more.”