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Mathieu Debuchy | Defensemen

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/28/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 172

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Another long-rumored transfer came to it's inevitable conclusion today as Mathieu Debuchy was officially announced as an Arsenal player.
The France and Newcastle right back joins Arsenal after weeks of waiting for the move to become official. In need of a replacement for Bacary Sagna who left for Manchester City on a free transfer, Arsenal's signing of Debuchy is indicative of their more recent transfer policy. Debuchy is not young (he'll be 29 when the season starts) but rather comes to the club as a fully blooded international with experience in a top competition (in this case the Premier League). After years of buying young and hoping the players would mature into world class players, Wenger has been buying mature players in the form of Cazorla, Podolski, Mertesacker, Arteta, Ozil, Sanchez and now Debuchy. A solid move for the Gunners even if it means they'll be looking again in three years or so as Debuchy starts slowing down. Jul 17 - 1:44 PM
Source: @ArsenalFC

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Daryl Janmaat's agent has tweeted that his client's move to Newcastle United will be completed tomorrow for a very reasonable €6 million.

Coming off of a World Cup campaign that increased his profile and value, you'd have expected an inflated price for Daryl Janmaat. Instead, Newcastle United continue to show exceptional acumen in the transfer market by selling Mathieu Debuchy for almost double what they paid only a year ago and buying relatively low on a highly-though-of young player in Janmaat. It seems likely that they'll get a couple of seasons of high quality play from the Dutch international and then sell him for another profit after Euro2016. Nice work by the Magpies.
Jul 14 - 8:52 AM

Reports across Europe indicate that Arsenal are at the finish line with the signings of Mathieu Debuchy and Alexis Sanchez from Newcastle and Barcelona respectively.

Arsenal are set to unveil their new Puma kits on Thursday. There is a line of thinking that says that they are holding up formal announcements on Mathieu Debuchy and Alexis Sanchez, both strongly rumored to be done deals, to coincide with the press event for the new kits. The kit maker would certainly be off to a great start with a strong association with what are widely viewed as strong moves by the North London club. It could be a big day at the Emirates tomorrow indeed.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Jul 9 - 9:18 AM

Rumors this morning have Arsenal getting tantalizingly close to signing two players and shifting their attention to a third as they look to upgrade their squad in key positions.

The move that looks the closest to happening is the acquisition of Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United. The rumor mill has the deal all but done. Reports from Spain are also bullish on the likelihood of Alexis Sanchez moving to the Emirates as Barcelona look to raise funds for the Luis Suarez purchase. Finally, the ever-swirling rumor mill has Wenger turning his search for a holding midfielder back to Lars Bender who has linked to the club frequently over the last year. What will Arsenal supporters do with themselves if the club conclude their significant transfer business in July and conclude it with names that make everyone giddy?
Source: ESPNFC.com
Jul 7 - 10:10 AM

France XI: Lloris (c), Debuchy, Evra, Varane, Sakho, Cabaye, Valbuena, Benzema, Griezmann, Matuidi, Pogba

There was some doubt to Mathieu Debuchy's fitness but he gets the start here over fellow PL right back Bacary Sagna. Hugo Lloris, Patrice Evra, and Mamadou Sakho are also starting in a Premier league influenced French defense.
Jun 15 - 2:19 PM

The French exodus from Newcastle may continue with Mathieu Debuchy rumored to be headed to Monaco this summer.

Yohan Cabaye...gone; Loic Remy...gone; Mathieu Debuchy...next? Newcastle are already facing an uphill battle to replace Cabaye and Remy this summer but it appears that they may need to find a new right back as well with Debuchy potentially on his way back to the French top flight. Can lightning strike twice with an infusion of bargain priced talent from overseas? Newcastle supporters will have to hope so or they may face a struggle to stay up next season.
May 26 - 10:02 AM

Mathieu Debuchy has a groin injury, and will miss around a month.

Newcastle are thin at fullback. Davide Santon would normally switch flanks to play on the right, but he's a doubt to make the Fulham match with his own injury. Paul Dummett is the starting left-back, and Massadio Haidara is a left-sided player as well.
Mar 13 - 5:56 PM

Mathieu Debuchy refused to commit to Newcastle United beyond this season. The right back is being linked to PSG and Bayern Munich.

Debuchy continues to be a strong fantasy performer, regardless of how the team does. Newcastle are set for a major revamp this summer after not making a permanent signing in 18-months.
Feb 21 - 11:40 PM

Newcastle United fullback, Mathieu Debuchy, left the match against Chelsea before halftime and will miss the Spurs match on Tuesday.

Debuchy has had a fine season, but his drop in form is matched by the club's troubles. He's a fantasy stay-away until they show that they can right the ship.
Feb 10 - 11:46 PM

Matheu Debuchy struggled on the fantasy sheet once again in Newcastle's loss to Chelsea.

Debuchy has been quiet since his return from suspension and is disappointing owners right now. He was once of the best defenders in the game early on but Newcastle's form has dropped and the clean sheets are no longer there. I would give Debuchy another week or two before I drop him, but he certainly doesn't look as good as he did at the beginning of the season.
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 8 - 12:26 PM

Mathieu Debuchy has served his three-match ban and will return for Newcastle as they travel to Norwich.

Newcastle are in a bit of turmoil with the proposed sale of Yohan Cabaye to PSG, but on the plus side they can welcome back Mathieu Debuchy to settle the defence and give the team some attacking impetus out of the back.
Source: SkySports
Jan 27 - 11:21 PM

Mathieu Debuchy will not play against Manchester City this weekend as he is serving the second of his three match ban after being sent off against West Brom.

Debuchy missed Newcastle's FA Cup loss to Cardiff and will also miss their league match at West Ham. He will return at Norwich City on 28 Jan. Davide Santon and Massadio Haidara will be fullbacks for the Magpies. Haidara is an interesting fantasy option, at least as bench filler, though more so against the Hammers than Manchester City.
Jan 7 - 11:04 AM

Mathieu Debuchy was sent off for a horrible challenge on Claudio Yacob.

Debuchy lost the ball in midfield and flew in with both feet trying to win it back. This was as clear-cut a red card as you'll see, and ten-man Newcastle couldn't hold out against West Brom, losing 0-1 to a late Saido Berahino penalty.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 1 - 12:07 PM

Mathieu Debuchy came off in late against Manchester United with what is being reported as a hip injury. He's in the Newcastle squad for the match against Southampton, but has to be considered a bit of a doubt.

I would expect Debuchy to make the game. If not, Davide Santon would switch flanks and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa could cover the left. It might be wise to stash a half-decent defender on your bench this week... just in case.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 01:11:00 AM

Mathieu Debuchy picked up his fifth yellow card of the season (four in the League, one in the League Cup) and will be suspended for Norwich City's week 12 visit to St James Park.

Debuchy has been a fantasy stud this year and managers will hate to see him missing from such a tasty matchup. His absence may see Davide Santon switch flanks and Masadio Haidara come in. Otherwise, a center back may have to play out-of-position on the right.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 03:07:00 PM