Newcastle eyeing double Arsenal raid

Newcastle United are plotting a double raid on Arsenal for Mathieu Debuchy and Joel Campbell, report the Metro.

The Magpies are in the midst of a relegation battle under Steve McClaren and are thought to be eager to secure signings this winter, as they bid to stay in the Premier League.

Toon chief Steve McClaren is reportedly keen to land the pair, who face battles to appear in the first-team with the Gunners.

Costa Rican international Campbell has enjoyed a recent run of games, but is expected to return to backup duty once the likes of Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck return.

The 23-year old starred for his nation in last year’s World Cup and could be a potential target for the North East giants as they look to improve their frontline.

Debuchy has previous on Tyneside having played for the club before moving to London in 2014 and is understood to be seeking a way out ahead of Euro 2016.

The 30-year old defender lost his place to young speedster Hector Bellerin in the side last season, which could impact his chances of making the French squad next summer.