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Is Arsenal’s latest signing the real deal?

Date: 18th July 2014 at 6:51pm
Written by Christy Malyan

This afternoon, Arsenal have officially confirmed the signing of former Newcastle right-back Mathieu Debuchy for an undisclosed fee, believed to be within the realms of £10million-£12million. The 28 year-old has been sourced as a direct replacement for compatriot Bacary Sagna, who surprised many this summer by rejecting a new deal at the Emirates, favouring a move to Manchester City. But is the France international the real McCoy? I'll admit early on that I already have a number of lingering doubts. They say the stats don't lie and Debuchy's from last season are incredibly impressive. Last term he made 71 tackles, 69 interceptions, twelve blocks and won 115 aerial duels, trumping now-Manchester City's Bacary Sagna, with 45 tackles, 51 interceptions, seven blocks and 122 successful aerial duels, barring the final statistic, by quite some way. Going forward too, The France international claimed three assists in comparison to his countryman's two. Likewise, admirers of the 28 year-old aren't hard to find. Throughout last season, he was linked with PSG and Bayern Munich to name a few, and the fact he selected ... Read More

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