Arsenal star wants to finish career at childhood Ligue 1 club

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Arsenal star Mathieu Debuchy wants to finish his career with his boyhood club Lille after his Premier League career, reports the Daily Star.

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The 29-year-old played for the French side until January 2013, when he moved to the Premier League with Newcastle United. The full-back then impressed so much in his first season with the Magpies that he moved to the Gunners within 18 months. He only arrived at the Emirates this summer, but is already thinking of where he will go next.

The defender has found it difficult to make too much of an impact at the North London club in his first season due to several injuries.

Even so he has still made 14 appearances, and is first choice right-back when fully fit. With three and a half years left on his contract it is unlikely the France international will leave anytime soon.

He said: “I still have three and a half years contract at Arsenal, but to finish my career at Lille, that’s my goal. 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.”

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