FIVE reasons to be excited about likely Arsenal signing Mathieu Debuchy

Although Mathieu Debuchy’s move to Arsenal has yet to be confirmed, it is believed that he will soon make the switch after having successfully completed his medical. The French right-back was impressive in Brazil at the World Cup where he starred for his nation.

Currently a Newcastle United player, it could be real soon that we see Debuchy complete his move to the Emirates, where he will officially become a Gunner.

In light of his imminent arrival at the club, here are FIVE reasons to be excited about his highly likely switch.
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5. HIS EXPERIENCE AT THE TOP LEVEL

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• He is the number one right back for the France national team
• He won the French Ligue 1 and French Cup in the 2011-2012 season
• Named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year 2011-2012

4. HIS DEFENSIVE STATISTICS (Average per game)

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•  When compared to the likes of four other Premier League right backs, Debuchy has more interceptions and blocks per game and is ranked third when it comes to tackles won.
•  The fact that Newcastle finished tenth place shows that Debuchy has the quality of a right-back from the top five teams

3. HIS ATTACKING CONTRIBUTIONS (Season Total)

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•  When compared to the four other right backs in an attacking sense, Debuchy has the second most assists, second highest goals tally and is ranked highest on shots.
•  These stats show that he can find space to get shots onto the opponents’ goal, proving that he can also be a threat on the attack

2. HE CAN SCORE GOALS LIKE THIS

When you have defender who can power forward and become a threat in the attacking half, it means the team can add a surprise addition to their forward line, someone their opponent isn’t aware of. And yes, Debuchy can really strike a football.

1. HE CAN WIN OVER THE FANS WITH ACTS LIKE THESE

A player can only become a club favourite if he has full support from his team-mates as well as his fan base. With acts like this one, it won’t be long until the Gunners’ faithful warm to their new man.