We’re not sure at all why we are being linked with former Newcastle right back Mathieu Debuchy who is now warming the bench at the Gunners after leaving Newcastle about fifteen months ago for £12M.
And Newcastle took £5M of that fee and brought in Dutch International Daryl Janmaat as the replacement and he was our Player of the Season in his first season on Tyneside and he’s been in decent form in the last few games for Newcastle this season.
Mathieu Debuchy – on bench at Arsenal
Daryl was easily our best signing for a while and certainly the best of the summer of 2014 when we also brought in Remy Cabella and Manu Riviere – both of whom have failed to make it in the Premier League.
Cabella needs to play just another four games on loan at Marseille and an automatic transfer will be triggered – and that will presumably be formally executed in January.
Newcastle’s defense is still hopeless and we should be bringing in a full back and a center back in January but as far as we can see Mathieu Debuchy wouldn’t fit as we are covered at right-back with Janmaat.
What we need is a good left back brought in – and a center back – which is really the big requirement.
So we’re not sure why there are reports out there that we are interested in Debuchy in January, even if we were to take him back.
That doesn’t usually happen when a player leaves the club for a bigger club – and we were not interested in resigning Yohan Cabaye in the summer when he joined Crystal Palace.
Even taking Mathieu on loan in January doesn’t seem to make sense.
The mistake we made in January was to allow Davide Santon to leave and join Inter-Milan and he is now a first team regular with Inter having won five of their first seven games and are second top of the Italian League.
More poor judgement from Newcastle in a year (2015) that is turning out to possibly be one of – if not the worst ever – for the club in terms of results.
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