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Mathieu Debuchy Confirms Newcastle Exit To Arsenal

6 years ago

As France slipped out of the World Cup with a below par performance, Mathieu Debuchy then followed it up with what seems like the final confirmation that he is leaving St.James’ Park.

The (for now…) Newcastle full-back confirmed to a reporter from TF1 Television, “Yes I will be joining Arsenal for next season.”

This followed earlier reports yesterday where L’Equipe were claiming that a deal had been agreed between Newcastle and Arsenal for around £8m.

This ongoing transfer story has all been a bit unnecessary and if indeed as seems now certain that Debuchy is to go, then it could have been done without this added layer of irritation for Newcastle fans.

I can’t really blame the player for wanting to leave a club that has no ambition and even publicly admits that it isn’t even going to try and compete in the cups.

However, the player set the ball rolling on this transfer tale when he said early in the World Cup that he wanted Champions League football and would sort his future out after the World Cup, not exactly the news supporters of his current club want to hear from one of their best players.

To top it all, the ongoing speculation has then seen a number of Arsenal fans and websites then pondering whether Mathieu Debuchy is really good enough for them!

So Newcastle are losing one of their best players and the ungrateful recipients are looking at him like some dodgy present that your granny has knitted.


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