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Arsenal defender rejects Aston Villa move in favour of loan to Bordeaux
1st February 2016
8:50 pm
Arsenal

Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy has rejected a move to Aston Villa to instead join Ligue 1 side Bordeaux on loan until the end of the season.

Villans boss Remi Garde had been keen to bring the France international to his Premier League strugglers, but the right-back has opted for a move to France instead.

The 30-year-old is keen to force his way back into the French squad ahead of Euro 2016 this summer, and feels he will have a better chance of doing so if he is playing for Bordeaux.

Debuchy has struggled with injury since making the move from Newcastle in 2014, and has made just 22 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners.

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