Arsenal duo Wojciech Szczesny and Mathieu Debuchy are likely to be allowed to leave the club yet again this season as they seek regular football, which is not afforded to them at the moment with the north London club. The former is likely to leave on loan to AS Roma yet again, while the latter could leave on a permanent basis with Ligue 1 club Bordeaux preparing a summer move.
The Poland international spent last season on loan with the Serie A club and Luciano Spalletti is keen to take him back to the Stadio Olimpico again this summer. Szczesny impressed as the season wore on and also praised the Roma manager's contributions in helping him develop his game.
According to Italian daily Il Tempo, Arsenal and the Italian outfit have agreed a deal that will take Szczesny on loan for the 2016/17 campaign with both the clubs agreeing to split the player's wages like they did during his first stint at the club. The report claims that there will be an option for Roma to make the deal permanent at the end of the season, but will have to meet the Gunners' valuation of around €15m (£12.6m, $16.5m).
The Polish stopper, who was Arsenal's number one before the arrival of Petr Cech, is currently behind the former Czech Republic international and David Ospina in the pecking order. He is on holiday at the moment and has not been included in Arsene Wenger's pre-season squad that travelled to the United States on Monday (25 July).
Debuchy, on the other hand, has travelled with the squad for their friendlies against the MLS All Stars and Chivas de Guadalajara, but is likely to push for a move as he will be unwilling to play second fiddle to 21-year-old Hector Bellerin, who is currently the first-choice right-back in the team. The France international spent the second half of last season on loan at Bordeaux and the club are keen to sign him on a permanent basis.
According to Sky Sports, the Ligue 1 club are preparing an approach for the defender and are seeking a permanent move, but are also said to be open to taking him on a season-long loan. Debuchy still has three years left on his contract at Arsenal, but Wenger is likely to let him leave as he seeks regular first-team football.
The French manager has backup in the right full back position with Calum Chambers and new signing Rob Holding able to deputise for the Spaniard. Meanwhile, Wenger has also confirmed that he is looking to add another defensive option before the end of the summer transfer window.