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Mathieu Debuchy

29-Year-Old Defender     Arsenal  Premier


Birthdate:  July 28, 1985    Birthplace:  Fretin, France    Nationality:  France    Height:  5' 10"    Weight:  170 lbs    

July 17, 2014    Mathieu Debuchy News

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Debuchy has joined Arsenal on a long-term contract, the club's official website confirms.

Debuchy arrives in North London from Newcastle, who signed him from Ligue 1 side Lille in January of 2013. France's first-choice right-back at this summer's World Cup, Debuchy will slot in Arsenal's defense to replace countryman Bacary Sagna, who signed with Manchester City this summer. The move figures to boost Debuchy's fantasy value, as Arsenal conceded the fourth-fewest goals last season and often deploy their full-backs along the flanks in the attacking third.

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Mathieu Debuchy: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

July 17, 2014

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Arsenal are expected to announce completion of Debuchy's transfer from Newcastle on Thursday, according to the Daily Mail.

Newcastle has completed the signing of Darl Janmaat, which clears the way for Debuchy to finalize an agreement with Arsenal. The defender will slot into the vacancy Bacary Sagna left when he departed the club.

July 8, 2014

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Arsenal is moving closer to completing a transfer deal for Debuchy after the French back flew to England to complete a medical exam with the Gunners on Monday, reports the Daily Mail.

France was knocked out of the World Cup by Germany, which enabled the player to return to England and advance discussions. Debuchy would provide cover for the departing Bacary Sagna.

July 5, 2014

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Debuchy is discussing a possible move to Arsenal, according to BBC Sport.

The Gunners have a back-line opening after Bacary Sagna signed with Manchester City, making Debuchy an interesting target. The BBC reports that Newcastle are seeking around 10 million for the France international.

April 19, 2014

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Debuchy (groin) came on for an injured Papiss Cisse in the 21st minute of Saturday's 1-2 loss to Swansea City.

Debuchy had missed more than a month with his groin injury, last playing for the French national team on March 5. The Newcastle defense has really struggled lately, and it isn't likely to get better next week against Arsenal at the Emirates.

April 17, 2014

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Debuchy (groin) has returned to full training and is expected to feature Saturday against Swansea City, the club's official web site reports.

Debuchy last featured for the Baggies on March 1 against Hull City, although he was able to play for France in an international friendly only four days later. He has not played since then, but will be a welcome boost against a Swansea side that is capable of scoring goals.

March 13, 2014

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Debuchy picked up a groin injury that is expected to keep the full-back sidelined for Newcastle's next four matches.

Debuchy had been having a decent season as a low priced defender in most fantasy formats. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is a good bet to fill in for Debuchy, and should be a decent pick against Fulham on Saturday.

March 1, 2014

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Debuchy recorded an assist in Newcastle's 4-1 win over Hull City on Saturday.

Debuchy recorded his third assist on the season, and continues to be a decent, low-priced fantasy option in defense.