Mathieu Debuchy
Debuchy (left) says he will leave in January if not given assurances over a first-team role.Getty

Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy has welcomed the idea of joining another Premier League side in the January transfer window. Dubuchy, 30, only signed for the Gunners 18 months ago but the emergence of Hector Bellerin at right back has pushed him down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium.

After suffering two serious injuries in his first season at the club, the France international has started just six games in all competitions this term. And having already aired his frustrations in November, the defender has indicated he is now leaning towards a move in the New Year if he is not given assurances over his role in the team.

"At the moment I need game time," Debuchy told RMC. "I really need to play. Didier Deschamps didn't call me for the last two games (to play for France) so it is obvious. I've got to play more than I do, that is why I want to talk to Wenger soon.

"We need to talk about it, but we already had a chat in pre-season, and we agreed that we would talk again in December if I wasn't happy with my playing time. We're in December, so we'll see."

When asked over the possibility of playing for another Premier League side, the former Lille and Newcastle United defender said: "We'll study the offers, if there are some. Staying in England? Why not, I love England, I love the Premier League, so why not? I'll listen to offers, and why not come back to France?"

In the interview, translated by Arseblog, Debuchy added he is open to either a permanent or a loan move to ensure he gets enough game time ahead of France's Euro 2016 campaign next summer.

When asked if Wenger will be willing to let him go, Debuchy responded: "I don't know, we need to talk about it."