French International All-But Confirms Arsenal Move On Twitter

By on July 3, 2014

Mathieu Debuchy has dropped a huge hint that he’s set to be unveilled as Arsenal’s first summer signing after removing any reference to him being a Newcastle player from his Twitter bio.

The French international has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates in recent days and reports yesterday claimed that a £12m switch was a ‘done deal’, with the 28-year-old seemingly set to become Bacary Sagna’s replacement at right-back following his free transfer move to Manchester City.

Debuchy fuelled talk of an exit from St James’ Park last week when he once again admitted he wanted to be back playing in the Champions League, and he’s now all-but confirmed he’s on his way to north London after removing ‘NUFC player‘ from his Twitter bio earlier today.

The defender is due to start ahead of Sagna in Friday night’s World Cup quarter final clash with Germany and it’s expected he’ll complete his move to Arsenal once he’s fulfilled his duties with France over in Brazil.

The news of Debuchy’s imminent arrival has been met with a mixed response from Arsenal fans. Some feel it’s a sensible purchase while others think it’s ‘too predictable’ and would rather have seen Serge Aurier join the club.

Personally, I’m somewhere in the middle. It will certainly be an underwhelming signing, but he’s a solid right-back who has plenty of Premier League experience and should be able to slot straight in to the defence.

He also currently keeps Sagna out the France team. Most fans would have liked Sagna to stay, so Debuchy can hardly be a bad replacement if we’re technically buying an upgrade (in Didier Deschamps eyes anyway), so when you think about it, it’s actually a decent buy.


  1. Goonerton

    July 3, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Debuchy, is a solid defender but Serge Aurier, is a very powerfull human being. His crosses would kill teams off.

    • Hussein Kurdi

      July 3, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      I am on behalf of arsenal fans in here Somaliland I would say that Sergio Aurier best than Debuchy both skills and age

  2. jr

    July 3, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    I’m sure if we signed Aurier, people would say he’s not experienced enough. Some people like to complain about everything.

  3. The Only One

    July 3, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    he is to play defence not attack….i love him.

  4. Edsonsilver

    July 3, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Thts rili nyc hoping 4 sanchez 2join us too

  5. philip

    July 3, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    aurier is betta dan dibuchy .even age wise

  6. Muhammad

    July 3, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    I prefer debuchy than aurier

  7. Arabic

    July 3, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Bringing debuchy means wenger is looking for experience..and thats important to win trophies,up until a couple of yrs ago…he bought young players..not anymore..solid proven and xperienced!!

  8. Anthony

    July 3, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    I believe wenger knows what is right for the fans and the club, so let him do it before the deadline day to avoid trophyless season.

  9. Sama

    July 3, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Debuchy any day.

  10. Comfort_254

    July 3, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Debuchy is a good & done deal.
    On to the Next 1 please.. (SANCHEZ)

  11. tekena

    July 3, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    i can see debuchy, khedira, sanchez in arsenal team next season.

  12. baker

    July 3, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Wenge knows what is good for the club period

  13. bashir

    July 4, 2014 at 11:31 am

    i thnk dat is gud 4a team like arsenal now we only need sanchez nd jamez

  14. webzy nous

    July 4, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Its vital to buy a premier league experience right back. Because the position is very complex and can’t be lacking any thing that has to do with experience. Debuchy is good for our team(arsenal).

  15. Alarmziki Ikaal

    July 5, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Better Aurier than Debuchy

  16. Alarmziki Ikaal Rashid

    July 5, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Aurier is better than Debuchy,leave about experience

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