Mathieu Debuchy is edging ever closer to finally securing a move away from Arsenal this summer, as he travels to Nice for a medical.

According to French news outlet RMC Sport, as covered by the Mirror today, the experienced defender is en route back to his homeland as he looks to revitalise his career.

Since his move from Newcastle, Debuchy has underwhelmed. He’s suffered niggling injuries but has failed to impose himself on the Arsenal squad and has failed to break into Arsene Wenger’s plans.

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Debuchy was left behind by Wenger for Arsenal’s pre-season tours in China and Australia and is being allowed to leave this summer, with Nice now looking to be the likely destination.

The defender is too far down in the pecking order at the Emirates to really make anything of his time at Arsenal, and will now look to kick on at Nice.

Debuchy will be hoping to secure regular first-team football in Ligue 1.