Former Arsenal player Mathieu Debuchy is the highest scoring defender in Europe’s top 5 leagues in 2018
The right-back currently plays for St Etienne in Ligue 1, after completing a free transfer from Arsenal during the January transfer window.
Since making his debut for his new side in their 2-0 away win over Amiens SC on February 2, Debuchy has scored an impressive 4 goals in his 10 Ligue 1 appearances for St Etienne.
4 – Mathieu Debuchy has scored 4 goals in Ligue 1 in 2018, more than any other defender from the Top 5 European leagues. Renewal. pic.twitter.com/rfyhMIGQFd
— OptaJean (@OptaJean) 14 April 2018
Debuchy only has until the end of the season with St Etienne yet to announce any plans to renew his contract at the end of the season.
But the 32-year-old’s promising start at St Etienne has prompted talk of a possible surprise appearance for the French national team in the upcoming World Cup this summer with Debuchy’s last game at international level being back in 2015.