Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy has revealed that he wants to finish his career with former club Lille and is already plotting his exit from the north London giants, according to the Daily Star.
The France international spent nine years with the Ligue 1 giants before linking up with Newcastle in the summer of 2013. A year later he joined Arsenal, but has suffered a stop-start beginning to his Gunners career thanks to persistent injuries.
And the 29-year-old has been spending the majority of his time on the sidelines thinking about a return to France and tuning out again at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
Though he’s not looking to leave anytime soon – still having three-and-a-half years left to run on his current deal – he does want to pull on the Lille shirt once again before hanging up his boots.
“I still have three and a half years contract at Arsenal, but to finish my career at Lille, that’s my goal,” he told French magazine La Voix des Sports.
“I have already said, I would just finish there.
“But we do not know what can happen, that will be for the head of LOSC to decide, which coach, we do not know.
“But it is an important club for me and I would love to finish my career there.”