Mathieu Debuchy
Mathieu Debuchy is currently on the sidelines after he dislocated his shoulder in a match against against Stoke City in January Getty

Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy has revealed that he would prefer to hang up his boots at Lille, where he has spent a major part of his career.

The defender, who is currently on the sidelines after dislocating his shoulder against Stoke City, has missed a major part of the campaign due to freak injuries he suffered at the start of each half of the season.

Hector Bellerin has taken over from the Frenchman and has done a commendable job thus far, and scored a brilliant goal in Arsenal's 4-1 win over Liverpool at the Emirates.

Arsene Wenger has also had to change his tactics to incorporate Bellerin into the side, employing Nacho Monreal on the left instead of Kieran Gibbs, to allow Bellerin more freedom going forward, with Monreal tucking beside Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny to provide more solidity at the back.

Debuchy has three and a half years left on his current contract, having signed from Newcastle United in the summer. The defender revealed that he had refused advances from Paris Saint-Germain to sign for the Gunners.

"I still have three and a half years contract at Arsenal, but to finish my career at Lille, that's my goal," Debuchy told La Voix des Sports.

"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," he added.

The defender also spoke about his departure from Newcastle and how he was pleased with what he had achieved there.

"It was tricky. Everything was done quickly during the World Cup so I could not say goodbye.The president called me - he does not do that with everyone - so it was a big gesture on his part. It means I did good things at Newcastle," he said.

"It was a bit difficult for me because I had a good relationship with the fans and staff at the club.

"It was brutal but I'm very happy to be at Arsenal," he concluded.