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Done Deal! Arsenal Secure First Signing, Deal Confirmed After WC

By on July 2, 2014

It appears Arsenal have already secured their first summer signing with reports today claiming that we’ve agreed a £12m deal to sign Newcastle defender Mathieu Debuchy.

Obviously we’re in the market for a right-back following the departure of Bacary Sagna to Manchester City and despite being heavily linked with Serge Aurier in recent weeks, Debuchy has now emerged as his likely replacement.

Reports last week suggested Arsene Wenger had stepped up his interest in the 28-year-old and Debuchy did little to dampen the speculation after questioning his Newcastle future and admitting he missed playing in the Champions League. He said last week:

“I miss European football and the Champions League in particular.

“For the moment, I’m concentrating on the World Cup. We’ll see about the rest afterwards.”

The Daily Star are now reporting today that we’ve agreed a £12m fee with the Geordies and the deal will be confirmed after he’s fulfilled his duties at the World Cup.

With France playing Germany on Friday night there’s a chance Didier Deschamps men could be heading home this weekend, so if these reports are accurate, then the transfer could be officially announced as early as next week.

While I like the idea of an exciting youngster like Aurier coming in this summer, Debuchy may be the more sensible option. He’s far more experienced and has played in the Premier League, so he’ll have no adaptation time.

The signing of Debuchy would also be good news for Carl Jenkinson as he wouldn’t pose a long-term threat to his position and he’s a player the former Charlton man could learn from for a couple of seasons before hopefully taking over.

It would be a solid, if unspectacular, start to the summer but we’ve got plenty of time left to make those big-money signings the fans are waiting for.

33 Comments

  1. Mr skills

    July 2, 2014 at 9:16 am

    plz wenger, we need sanchez, mario balotellei, and Di maria……..

  2. H2J

    July 2, 2014 at 9:31 am

    that’s very good wenger. who’s next…? why not jackson martinez? is beta than anyone.

  3. BOBBROWN EKPENYONG

    July 2, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Mario is a gud player,but he’s nt gud in attitude,so i prefer Sanches dan him,we need Angel Dimaria 2,we need an experience midfielder 2.

  4. REMY

    July 2, 2014 at 9:35 am

    We now need a DM,striker,and CD.

  5. H2J

    July 2, 2014 at 9:39 am

    our second problem is jackson martinez

  6. Anbally

    July 2, 2014 at 10:05 am

    how can arsenal sign 29 years old player in amount of £12m that which is career is uncertain again when he cliq or above 30 and live 21 years old who is available on £8m that has alot of things to offer 5 years to come,this is not a good sign,it was a crazy sign for arsenalfc.

  7. moren

    July 2, 2014 at 10:06 am

    That’s a good signing.we also need angel di maria,sanchez,martinez or baloteli.leave samir khedira out!

    • Abdullahi

      July 2, 2014 at 11:41 am

      Arsewer pls sign agli di maria nd sachez nd balloteli

  8. dozievitalis

    July 2, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Pls wenger sign beta players ooo leave plple lik debuchy

    • ilori oluwafemi

      July 2, 2014 at 11:31 am

      That’s the better replacement for sagna, he’s an experience player, he know the league well.

  9. wani

    July 2, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Wenga do’t sleep,bring in exprienca striker(2atlist)for u to wine titols next season

  10. Oladimeji

    July 2, 2014 at 11:53 am

    We nid more strika

  11. Oladimeji

    July 2, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Wel done wenga we nid more experienc player

  12. Oladimeji

    July 2, 2014 at 11:57 am

    We nid mur experienc playa

  13. Terry Tibbs

    July 2, 2014 at 11:58 am

    I wouldn’t hold your breath on Debuchy…….That quote is very old and has nthing to do with Arenal interest. He will only leave Newcastle to go back to France and paris St Germain

  14. bode bright

    July 2, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Pls wenger we need more players, sanchez, di maria, and khediral

  15. Kwame

    July 2, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    ah Arsenal only God can save self this yr Because wé are not sec culb

  16. Adenegan oluwaseyi

    July 2, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Mr wenger pls go out now and buy intime pls dont wait till wdcup finished is now u can buying quality player but after wdcup there will be an increasement of money on player and is better for u now increased

  17. john bamidele

    July 2, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    pls arsene wenger.sign these players.sanches debunchy and dimaria

  18. gooner4life

    July 2, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    with all the speculation about who we are supposed to be signing why do WE have to wait until after the world cup when our rivals are seemingly signing top quality players everyday?If we ever get around to signing any players we will be left with players that were not good enough for our rivals well my opinion is if they are not good enough for them they are no good for us either! WE DESERVE THE BEST MONEY CAN BUY.

  19. aboma

    July 3, 2014 at 12:24 am

    please wengeer we need baloteli,sanchez and dimaria so buy on time and groud must out from arsenal club

  20. antosh

    July 3, 2014 at 3:14 am

    pls..we want a midfield destroyer. such as bender twins,khadera,javi martinez….that’s y we lost to chelsea and city in big margin…so pls do it fast…and i think mario gomez will be cheap and successful signing for arsenal in strikers position..we want sanchez also

  21. simachew shiferaw

    July 3, 2014 at 5:34 am

    wenger please sign balotteli ,Di marria debuchy and shniderlien

  22. Bulus

    July 3, 2014 at 6:13 am

    Pls winger sign good player our club we dont know what u r doing

  23. Sadiq Nsereko

    July 3, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Y Debuchy N’ Not Aurier

  24. Oresanya Iyanu

    July 3, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Thank God we’ve already a new right back. Pls wenger we need 3 player more.

  25. owamumpaire isobebs

    July 3, 2014 at 9:27 am

    more strikers needed at emirates,we luv u bwana vengar!

  26. owamumpaire isobebs

    July 3, 2014 at 9:37 am

    offload de sanogo’s en bring back j.campbell,balotteli,di maria,s.khedirah. we want more trophies!!!

  27. gooner4life

    July 3, 2014 at 11:50 am

    why do we always try to get players on the cheap?We are not on bargain hunt!come on get the cheque book out and pay the money and show our rivals we mean business,and we want to win the PL and Champions League next season.

  28. joseph

    July 3, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    wenger…..arsenal nd drastical changes…buy quality players to promote the club in winning trophies and also to maintain the clubs legacy plz…

  29. moses

    July 3, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Please arsenal boss sighn kendila and benzema

  30. peter rabbit

    July 3, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Don’t sign anybody!

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