English Premier League side, Arsenal have completed the sign of France right-back, Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle.
The signing of Debuchy is seen as a replacement for Bacary Sagna who left the club on a free transfer for Premier League Champions, Manchester City earlier this summer.
Arsenal tweeted a picture of Debuchy with the message #WelcomeDebuchy and a picture of the Frenchman’s new shirt, with jersey number two was also posted on the club’s Instagram account.
Debuchy expressed pride at the move, and stressed the importance of Champions League football in his decision.
“I’m very proud to be joining a great club like Arsenal and to wear its colours, it’s one of the biggest clubs in the whole world”, the full back told Arsenal.com. [eap_ad_1] “I’m looking forward to working with Arsène Wenger and to helping the team build on last season’s FA Cup success.
“Playing again in the Champions League is a big excitement for me and I will do my best to help Arsenal compete for trophies.”
Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, emphasised Debuchy’s quality and experience as a replacement for Sagna.
“We are delighted to welcome Mathieu Debuchy to Arsenal Football Club. He has shown he can perform at the highest level with his club sides and also for France.
“He is a quality defender who has good Premier League experience and I’m confident he will fit in very well with us.”
Debuchy, who started ahead of predecessor, Sagna, in four of France’s five World Cup matches as Les Bleus reached the quarter-finals, played 46 times for Newcastle, after joining in January 2013.[eap_ad_4]