Mathieu Debuchy: Arsenal defender joins Bordeaux on loan

Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy
Mathieu Debuchy has made just 22 appearances for Arsenal since signing from Newcastle in 2014

Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy has joined Ligue 1 side Bordeaux on loan for the rest of the season.

It is understood Arsenal blocked a possible move to Manchester United for Debuchy, who joined the Gunners from Newcastle for £12m in July 2014.

The France international, 30, has made just seven appearances for Arsenal this season and not figured since November.

The right-back has been allowed to return to France for the chance of first-team football ahead of Euro 2016.

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