Reports are out claiming that Bordeaux loan signing Mathieu Debuchy is happy to be away from parent club Arsenal.
The French international says had to get away from the Emirates to keep alive his hopes of being involved in the French squad at Euro 2016.
Debuchy, 30, said: “First of all, what I’m expecting is to find joy again, because these last few months I haven’t had much joy as a football player.
“I want to be back on the pitch, to touch the ball again … and further to that I need playing time in order to go to the Euro, which is one of my main objectives.
“If I’d stayed at Arsenal without playing, I don’t think I would have been part of the squad and that’s normal.
“That’s why I came here, to play as much as possible, enjoy myself, give as much as possible to Bordeaux to they can reach their objectives and to play in the Euro in France.
“It all happened very quickly. When I got up on Monday morning, I didn’t think I was leaving anymore because a lot of doors were shut on me.
“I went to see the coach (Wenger) one last time, I showed him Bordeaux’s offer and after that it was all taken care of in half an hour.
“We all know Bordeaux, the history of the club, all the players who have played here. I’ve played for Lille so I know a little about what it’s like here and I didn’t hesitate.”