Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy has joined Bordeaux on loan until the end of the season.
The 30-year-old was keen for more first-team football in a bid to force his way into the France squad for Euro 2016, but rejected moves to Premier League strugglers Aston Villa and Sunderland.
Debuchy joined the Gunners from Newcastle in July 2014 but had made just seven appearances for the club this term.
The emergence of youngster Hector Bellerin led to Arsene Wenger only turning to Debuchy in cup competitions.
He will wear shirt number 24 for Les Girondins.