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Mathieu Debuchy’s resurgence proves to all Arsenal fans that there is life after Arsene Wenger

The Frenchman's career was going downhill at the Emirates but a move back to Ligue 1 has put him in contention for a World Cup spot

A change of scenery often does wonderful things for footballers.

I guess going from one place where you are paid loads to kick a ball around to another really is a big difference.

Especially if that first place was the current Arsenal team being managed by Arsene Wenger.

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“Look one day we will be both be out of here”

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“Look one day we will be both be out of here”

Mathieu Debuchy was shipped out of Arsenal in the January transfer window as Wenger put all his trust in Hector Bellerin for his right back position.

If you want an update on how that is working out please contact Leroy Sane.

Well since moving to St. Etienne Debuchy has proved to all Arsenal fans that there really is life after Wenger.

St. Etienne legend

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St. Etienne legend

In fact it can even be better when your football is not being managed by the club legend.

In just five weeks since leaving the Emirates 32-year-old Debuchy has scored twice, been undefeated and become a cult hero at the club, according to French football journalist Matt Spiro.

The defender, who has made 27 appearances for France although his last came in 2015, was also named alongside Neymar for the Player of the Month award for Ligue 1 and has put himself firmly back in contention for a World Cup spot in France’s insanely competitive squad.

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Last seen in this shirt back in 2015

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Last seen in this shirt back in 2015

This news of Debuchy’s progress since leaving the club is in stark contrast to what has been happening without him.

Arsenal have lost eight games in all competitions in 2018, miserably failed to put up a fight as they went down 6-0 in 180 minutes against Man City and then topped it all off by losing to newly-promoted Brighton.

Petr Cech conceding two soft goals against the Seagulls also prompted him to send out this apology on Twitter.

Just when you thought things couldn’t get much worse for the fans Wenger started talking about taking his trousers off and being naked in the press conference after the Brighton game.