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Mathieu Debuchy | Defensemen | #2

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/28/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 168

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Out of favor Arsenal right back Mathieu Debuchy has moved to French side St Etienne on a free transfer as the January transfer deadline approaches.
Arsenal continue to move out contracts as they make space in the locker room and the salary structure for newly arrived attackers Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Debuchy joins Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as having left since the summer while the club stretched payroll to accommodate the two new arrivals plus Mesut Ozil's significantly upgraded contract. How it all works out on the pitch remains to be seen but all of the moves will probably see Arsenal's wage bill remain relatively unchanged despite the high profile additions. Jan 31 - 2:08 PM

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Mathieu Debuchy came in from the cold to line up against AFC Bournemouth on Sunday but the French full-backs return was cruelly cut short by injury.

The former Newcastle United defender was making his first Premier League start for Arsenal in over a year, however, his day was practically over before it had even begun after suffering a muscular strain. In the absence of Nacho Monreal [ankle], Debuchy returned to the starting XI with Carl Jenkinson paying the price for his indifferent form since recovering from a serious knee injury. But Debuchy lasted barely 15 minutes after he pulled up with a hamstring problem and the early signs do not look good: "He thinks it’s a severe one," mused the Arsenal boss although the full extent of his injury won’t be known until he has an MRI scan. The Gunners will also check on Olivier Giroud who finished the game on the Emirates turf after feeling "a twitch in the back of his hamstring." Arsenal are "hoping" the damage is not too bad.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 02:38:00 PM

Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy finally found a way out of North London after securing a loan move to Ligue 1 side Bordeaux Girondins.

The right-back will stay at the club until the end of the season as part of his loan agreement. Debuchy had previously said how eager he was to leave the club this month in order to see more playing time to boost his chances of making the French national team ahead of this summer's European championships. This season, Debuchy fell behind Hector Bellerin at right-back, featuring in only seven matches in all competitions for the Gunners. Aston Villa and Manchester United were each reported to be interested in a move for Debuchy, but could not lock down a deal.
Mon, Feb 1, 2016 04:08:00 PM

Mathieu Debuchy wasn't the obvious culprit but the difference in athleticism between he and starter Hector Bellerin was crucial to Spurs' opener in the 1-1 North London Derby.

Debuchy, hardly the speed merchant that Bellerin is and his lack of speed was probably behind his unwillingness to close down the speedy Danny Rose in midfield. The space allowed Rose plenty of time and space to put Harry Kane in on an Arsenal defense that was torn between dropping deep and stepping up for an offside trap. The result was Kane going in alone on Petr Cech who couldn't stop the England forward. Debuchy was saved blushes by a late Arsenal surge that saw Kieran Gibbs score from a Mesut Ozil cross.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 01:17:00 PM

Arsenal starters vs Lyon: Martinez, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Coquelin, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Iwobi, Giroud

The only big news here is Debuchy over Bellerin but with another match tomorrow you probably shouldn't read anything into it. Wilshere is out with an illness.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 11:45:00 AM

Arsenal will be without the services of French full-back Mathieu Debuchy for the visit of Swansea on Monday as the defender continues to struggle with a muscular problem.

Debuchy has been working his way back to full fitness after dislocating his shoulder in January and tweaked his hamstring in training 10-days ago. Although the problem is not thought to be serious the club are reluctant to put a time frame on his return. Wenger may also be without the services of Danny Welbeck – knee inflammation – although the England international will be given every opportunity to prove his fitness. Aaron Ramsey [ankle] is not with the main group yet following his injury against Hull but the midfielder should be okay while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mikel Arteta are training but neither are considered fit-enough for a return to first team action.
Thu, May 7, 2015 06:11:00 PM

Mathieu Debuchy's absence has seen Hector Bellerin's career take off earlier than anyone likely would have predicted and now that the France international is healthy, he faces a fight to regain his spot in the starting eleven.

Bellerin has been a revelation as Debuchy has struggled with injury and Callum Chambers has struggled period when asked to play at right back. With Debuchy fully fit as of last weekend, Wenger played it safe an started Bellerin against Liverpool and was rewarded with a very nice goal to open the scoring for Arsenal. On the downside, Bellerin gave up a penalty for Liverpool's only goal and could easily have been sent of as well. With Burnley up next, Wenger will have to decide whether Bellerin has done enough to retain his starting job or whether it is time to work Debuchy back into the line-up.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 12:32:00 PM

Mathieu Debuchy has resumed training with the first team and suffered no setbacks but Arsene Wenger refused to commit to how he might use the France international against Liverpool in Week 31 action.

Arsenal are edging close to having a fully fit squad which includes presumptive first choice right back Mathieu Debuchy. Debuchy, out since mid-January with a shoulder injury suffered against Stoke City, has been training. Wenger indicated that he was "...short still of top competitive level..." but that he would at least be in consideration for Saturday's big clash against Liverpool. Given what is at stake in the match, it seems unlikely that Wenger will gamble heavily on Debuchy or any other player (Wilshere, Arteta, etc.) just returning from injury. Week 32 at Burnley is a more likely option for a return to the starting line-up.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 10:54:00 AM

Arsene Wenger confirmed earlier reports that Mathieu Debuchy would be out for three months due to the shoulder injury suffered against Stoke City on Sunday.

The France international had surgery on his right shoulder to repair a dislocation suffered when Marko Arnautovic pushed Debuchy as he was in the air going over the end line. The injury opens the starting right back spot at the Emirates to a battle between Calum Chambers who has had some rough outings in that spot this season, Hector Bellerin who is even less experienced than Chambers but probably possesses better physical tools for the job and the possibility of bringing in another right back in the transfer market.
Thu, Jan 15, 2015 09:42:00 AM

Mathieu Debuchy is facing another lengthy spell on the sidelines with his shoulder injury but just how long is still up in the air.

No decision has yet been reached on whether Mathieu Debuchy will need surgery to repair his injured shoulder. If he does require surgery, it will likely mean that the France international will be out until at least April. Hector Bellerin looks like he might have the tools to grow into a strong player on the right but the prospect of a fight for third/fourth with an inexperienced right back seems like an unpleasant one for the Gunners.
Tue, Jan 13, 2015 02:17:00 PM

Mathieu Debuchy had to exit Arsenal's match with Stoke City today as he landed awkwardly after a collision with Stoke's Marko Arnautovic and looked to have dislocated his shoulder.

Rough news for the fullback who has already missed a stretch of eleven league games. Hector Bellerin came on to replace the Frenchman in the 13th minute and with the way the match is going, the Gunners should grab three points without a problem. It remains to be seen how long Debuchy is out, but one would figure Callum Chambers is set to return to the XI for at least next weekend as Arsene Wenger has already committed to ruling Debuchy out for the Gunners trip to the Etihad.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Jan 11, 2015 10:22:00 AM

Mathieu Debuchy returned to action mid-week in his familiar right back spot but with Calum Chambers suspended and Laurent Koscielny injured he may well play his first Premier League match in months at center back.

Deputy center back is not exactly what Arsenal supporters were hoping for when Mathieu Debuchy returned from injury. After watching Calum Chambers rack up yellow card after yellow card culminating in a red card against Stoke City, Gooners would have been hoping that a more experienced right back would be available for the clash with Newcastle on Saturday. Instead, with Laurent Koscielny injured, Debuchy will likely play center back with Hector Bellerin playing right back.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 04:13:00 PM

Good news for Arsenal fans, Mathieu Debuchy has a bad ankle sprain and doesn't have any broken bones.

Mathieu Debuchy had to be taken out of Arsenal's 2-2 draw against Manchester City with what looked like a horrible non-contact injury. Fans and experts feared for the worst, but they've received good news here. It's not all-pretty for Debuchy though, as a bad ankle sprain could still involve months of rehabilitation before he returns to the pitch. After we get a better timeline, we'll update you on his status and whether or not you should pick up his replacement (Calum Chambers).
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 10:40:00 AM

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.
Source: @ArsenalFC
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 01:44:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jul 14, 2014 08:52:00 AM