More Proof Deal Agreed – Debuchy To Sign For Arsenal


There was news recently that a £12M deal had already been agreed between Arsenal and Newcastle United for Mathieu Debuchy to move to Arsenal, but that the deal would only be announced after France are finished with their World Cup endeavors – which could even be tomorrow night, when they play Germany in the quarter finals.

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Mathieu Debuchy – in French colors

The latest news today is that Mathieu Debuchy has removed all references that he is a Newcastle United player from his Twitter page – and we suppose when he signs for Arsenal – which now seems to be almost certain – he will put in he’s an Arsenal player.

The French right-bank has said he was missing the Champions League since he’s been at Newcastle, and that was a thinly veiled open invitation for bigger clubs to come in for him during the World Cup, and Arsene Wenger saw him as an excellent replacement for fellow French International right back Bacary Sagna, who signed for Man City as a free agent recently.

There has also been news in the local Newcastle press that the club have resigned themselves to losing Mathieu, who has played very well for France in the World Cup, and if he does move he will have stayed one year less than his best pal Yohan Cabaye.

Yohan stayed 30 months at Newcastle before he moved ion to PSG, and Debuchy has only been at the club for 18 months, since we signed him for £6M from Lille.

The next top player to leave Newcastle could well be midfield powerhouse Moussa Sissoko, who is in the sights of Italian club Napoli.

But we suppose if these players don’t want to stay at Newcastle and play for us, they should move on.

Since he’s been at Newcastle Debuchy has become a much better player, and he has become France’s number one right-back edging out Bacary Sagna for the starting position for his country.

What do you think?



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160 comments so far

  • Belfast

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Call the twatter police and have him arrested.

    Can’t really blame the lad for wanting to leave to be honest.
    He’ll be a lot better for Arsenal, when he gets some freedom to attack, in my opinion. Good move for him, and the gooooners.

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  • Belfast

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #2

    Good profit if you can get the 12 million, not that I give a flying ferk.

    We’ll probably not spend it anyway. lol

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  • MadisonToon

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #3

    Proof? Really?

    Do we have any firm idea on Lacazette, Grenier or Cabella? Anyone heard rumors from outside of England? I’d love to get them all, although the recruitment efforts have to be focused first on strikers and get in the other positions as we can.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #4

    That Cresswell lad from ipswich is having a medical at West Ham and they’ve apparently had a bid turned down of £5m for serge aurie

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  • Belfast

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #5

    He probably never even had it on his profile anyway.
    Some little gobshite on twatter has probably made it up, as per usual.

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  • Belfast

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #6

    2 million for that kid Cresswell apparently.

    Good signing.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Be a sad day when he does leave have loved his all action style for his properly gets stuck in will be good for Arsenal they need players like him with a bit of fight about them

    So whos next then Sissoko or Krul !?!?

    If we get De Jong , Richards , Cabella, Grenier and Lacazette then I could probably handle Debuchy and Cabaye going ……

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  • Charlietoon

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #8

    I’m struggling to care about this team and I love it. I’m not surprised players feel no loyalty to the badge, They could be sold at any moment to the highest bidder, why shouldn’t they make that move happen themselves?

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  • nut meg

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #9

    Does anyone know if Lasogga has signed for Hamburg yet ?

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #10

    Nutmeg

    All’s quite on that front mate

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #11

    Quiet* fcuking phone

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  • ToonTiger

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Get Richards signed and strengthen throughout

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  • Scottiedog

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #13

    Si it just goes to show that contracts are a complete waste of time!!!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #14

    If Debuchy is off to Arsenal I hope it’s for more than £12M and it will be interesting to see if gamble again and don’t replace him!

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  • ToonTiger

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #15

    Any one miss Torq? I do he wasnt far off the mark most of the time.

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  • jimiley

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #16

    We are a joke club. Utter garbage. Selling your best players and replacing them with freebies and 3 million pound players can only end in one result. The fat man gets richer and he then dumps us in two seasons when Rangers are in the Premier League and we are in the poop. Geordies are really stupid if they go to support this regime. Shepherd was right about one thing.

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  • nut meg

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #17

    From soccer sauce
    We understand that despite reports, Micah Richards is not a priority target for #NUFC if Debuchy goes.Daryl Janmaat is the one they want

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #18

    Soccer Sauce @soccer_sauce
    We understand that despite reports, Micah Richards is not a priority target for #NUFC if Debuchy goes.Daryl Janmaat is the one they want

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #19

    Just in case someone misssed nut megs post in 17.

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  • jimiley

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #20

    I see that the silver fox has managed to convince De Jong that we are going for Champions League football. The lad must be delusional or simple. Why does an Ajax player guaranteed Champions league football come to a club whose stated intent is to win nothing but merely survive in the league as cheaply as possible? The boy needs to see a psychiatrist. Maybe somebody told him porkies????

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #21

    sazzer who the hell is janmaat

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #22

    Scottiedog

    Why are contracts a waste of time? We are wanting to sell and Arsenal are wanting to buy what we are willing to sell, this has nothing to do with his contract, we could however say no thank you he has a long term contract so give us more money!!

    Sazzer – check the facts around Kroos mate, he wants out of Munich and they want to keep him, he has had enough of Guardiola as he doesn’t believe in his brand of football. Kroos is a player that’s wanted by the worlds elite clubs.

    Valbuena, I’d give it a miss, at 29 he’s not a better option than Cabella or Grennier.

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  • Slank

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #23

    I don’t think anybody will be surprised by his move to a big club.

    It’s a problem for mid table clubs like ourselves when bigger clubs come calling. Look at Southampton. They have lost three of their best players. It happens to even top clubs like Liverpool who are due to lose Saurez although I don’t think there will be too many tears shed from the Liverpool Board, especially the media office.

    At least one good thing about the move is that it is near the beginning of the transfer window and not the end. My only worry is that it might put off French players coming to Newcastle. We shall see soon enough.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #24

    Then why don’t they sign Daryl Janmaat as a requirement for Debuchy going to Arsenal?

    …that’s what a normal club would do!

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #25

    nut meg
    Longest medical ever. Nothing confirmed yet.

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  • IITianToon

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #26

    Daryl Janmaat has looked decent for the Dutch, though in a wing-back role and not full back. Any Dutch league watchers, whats the factfile on this kid?

    In an earlier comment I mentioned that AP was here unless we are really piss poor this season.I do not think he is a good manager. But our team was shaken by Cabaye’s departure, more than expected. Before that, we were hovering around 6th were we not?

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #27

    Janmaat isn’t he the Feynoord lad?

    Napoli, Tottenham, Man Utd and…..Leicester are all linked with him. Safe to say he won’t be joining us, the lad is in the final year of his contract so I think that is why he have now been attached to him

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  • bladeuser

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #28

    Good luck this season to all season ticket holders
    u will need it watching championship players freebies and loans u really r the daftest fans in world football u would pay to watch 11zebras if they had a football
    ashley loves u lot to bits i am so glad i got out this corrupt club years ago good luck in the cups though oh sorry i forgot u r not allowed to progress in the competitions maybe u will win a few next year and maybe beat a premier league team i am sure ashley will allow u to win the championship lol

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #29

    If true that’s the last of our truly excellent players gone. Regardless of numbers, this squad is getting weaker. Cabaye > De Jong. Remy > Perez. Debuchy > whoever. Ba > Cisse. Enrique > Santon. The Improvement is Gosling < Colback.

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  • Slank

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #30

    18Sazzer @ 18

    Is it that Richards is not a priority or a new right back not a priority?

    A forward and a creative midfielder are priorities.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #31

    beermonkey
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daryl_Janmaat

    WC RB for Netherlands.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #32

    If Percy has told de Jong that the sky is the limit at the Toon, I only hope that Mr Tubbs does not repeat his subterfuge as he did with KK – telling him they were bidding on players when they were not.
    Stuff like that should never ever happen at a football club.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #33

    Tian

    i get where you are coming from mate with the earlier comment but the wheels were coming off before Cabaye was sold, We had lost to Arsenal, only beat Stoke because they went down to 9 men (were losing 1-0) and then lost in the FA Cup, West Ham away was when Cabaye had shone against a WH team ravaged by injuries. The slide had already begun, and 1 player doesnt make a team. Shoody tactics and poor man management assisted in the decline!!

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  • BandB

    Jul 3, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #34

    Slank,

    For a Toon fan, you never seem to tire of making the “little club” point.

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 3, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #35

    sazzer

    I looked him up a lot better clubs chasing him than us,

    debuchy’s replacement has to Richards experienced not a bad goal threat and a good centre back,

    and even better given a run in the team he could claim his England spot back easy given Johnson is pants and walker is a sicknote

    when was the last time we had and England player on the pitch

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  • nut meg

    Jul 3, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #36

    Slank
    The way I read it is they would prefer Janmaat to Richards as the RB………BUT !

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  • jimiley

    Jul 3, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #37

    A quality striker should make a top 14 spot attainable

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  • ToonMatt

    Jul 3, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #38

    Ashley’s making a nice bit of money now from the club now with the loan amount still the same as it was 5 years ago and players being sold with a profit and being replace by cheaper ones, If the season tickets sell out he will be laughing this signing of De Jong is to get people to renew then nothing at all will be spent once they do.

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  • BandB

    Jul 3, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #39

    How much have we paid for De Jong?
    Isn’t it stated club policy to present wages for the duration of the contract as if it were the same thing as a transfer fee?

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  • nut meg

    Jul 3, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #40

    Looks like things are moving now…….hopefully.

    Get French Football
    ?@GFN_France
    Get French Football News understands Newcastle United are in talks over Sega Coulibaly.
    Full story: http://bit.ly/TRykOT #SRFC #NUFC

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