Arsenal On Verge Of Completing First Summer Signing – Reports

By on June 30, 2014

According to reports coming of France today, Arsenal are close to sealing a deal to sign Newcastle United right-back Mathieu Debuchy.

With Bacary Sagna off to Manchester City, obviously we need a right-back this summer and despite being linked with the likes of Serge Aurier, Callum Chambers and Seamus Coleman, it appears Debuchy has emerged as the most likely target.

Newspapers have suggested Arsene Wenger has been giving serious consideration to bidding for the 28-year-old but it looks like we might actually already to closing in on his signature as French-based outlet Infosport+ claimed earlier on Monday that a deal is imminent.

They announced the news on their Twitter feed:

Roughly translated, it says ‘Mathieu Debuchy is about to sign for Arsenal to replace Man City-bound Bacary Sagna.

Infosport+ are understood to be pretty reliable, so it looks like we’re on the verge of completing our first major signing of the summer. No fee is mentioned here, but the Telegraph are reporting that Newcastle are looking for around £12m.

Debuchy is currently over in Brazil where he’s Didier Deschamps first choice right-back for France, keeping Sagna out the team, so you’d expect that any deal may be agreed in principal but won’t be officially completed until after the World Cup.

If this deal does come off, it will be an interesting decision by the boss to opt for an older defender instead of going with a youngster like Aurier. Debuchy is almost 29, so perhaps the feeling at the club is to get an experienced full-back in for a couple of years before Carl Jenkinson can take over.

I love Jenks as he’s a proper Gooner  but I don’t think he’s ready to command the first team shirt just yet, so it’s a sensible move to bring in someone like Debuchy who he can continue to learn from for a couple of years and hopefully Jenkinson would have progressed enough to take over.

Let’s see how things progress this week but I’d be more than happy if Debuchy comes to the club and it would be a solid start to our summer business.


  1. Henry

    June 30, 2014 at 11:47 pm


  2. ken

    July 1, 2014 at 4:08 am

    Wenger only like to buy france players… what is he waiting to complete Aurier’s signature?

  3. Delford Magaya

    July 1, 2014 at 7:15 am

    I do not think he is worthy it that money because of his age, people or agents and midia should realize that OIL COMPANIES are not allowed to put oil money into football anymore, so they should not continue to put higher price on players anymore. Those who are selling players at a higher price will begin to realize their mistake, as no club will pay for abinormal price.

  4. moses

    July 1, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Wenger Do It First We Are Waiting

  5. Emmanuel Pagali

    July 1, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Come on Wenger, why not Serge? Debuch is no longer a long term player!

  6. Centiano

    July 1, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Was thinking we have done all transfers already and waiting to announce them this morning as our puma sponsorship kicks off. Am getting afraid, Serge Aurier is a better player. The problem is there is no pressure on this old school coach-Arsene Wenger to win champions league and premier league. He must be forced to spend big. I hate it when people talk about rich clubs and their money. We have excess of £100M to spend and thank heavens we need just 3 world class players (Sanchez £30m, Kedera £20m, Mario Balotelli £20m, Antoine Griezmann £20m, Serge Aurier £10m).=£100. We made £15m from Vela and Fabregas. What is happening? Get a keeper for £5m for God sake. Is wenger Hipnotized?

  7. Kwaku

    July 1, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Please my Wenger Serge will be a better replacement pls pls pls

  8. Tex

    July 1, 2014 at 12:17 pm


  9. Mr yony

    July 1, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Why not serge?

  10. suleiman abdullahi

    July 1, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Wenger what kind of players are u looking for?plenty of players ar e in the market and you still didn’ t pick any one,if that money you s aid is not true let us know so that we will stop spending time,mone y on social media serching for ars enal new sighning, we are tired o f your fairlure to the club and arse nal supporters wold wide.

  11. wisdom

    July 1, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    wenger what kind of foolishness is this, sign players you wont sign, you are always waiting for the right players, every summer. other club will be busy getting players, you will be there scouting for them. pls sign big names

  12. adeysense

    July 1, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Serge should be chosen over dis Debuchy!

  13. Br

    July 1, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Just don’t waste time this time patient dogs eat no bone nowadays

  14. Demjef

    July 1, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    We are alway about to but never anyone. Every arsenal transfer news is a lie.

  15. Asiimwe Godfrey

    July 1, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Wenger plz dond hurting our heart buy serge?

  16. Ozi

    July 1, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Serge is explosive going forward but the total opposite defensively. As a full back you are first judged on your defensive duties first before your attacking prowess or contribution. So let’s not be the managers that we really are not

  17. Able anthony

    July 2, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Wenger we are tired waitin stop biding 4 players pls sign serg and baloteli pls pls

  18. Geoffrey

    July 2, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Wenger. example going to a shop to buy descent item need patience and time. may have the good item yet better ones are around the next shop. so wenger get your time do it slowly but perfectly. All those words will turn to happiness. Im sure you are there for it.

  19. richard in spain

    July 2, 2014 at 9:31 am

    yes Geoffrey your right but sometimes if you hang around too long the good items have gone

  20. Larryb

    July 2, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Wenger please we need a better players spend the money day give to you give us a good playe look at order cubs are sign ……………

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