Tag: Mathieu Debuchy

William Saliba on his friendly debut against MK Dons (Photo via David Price on Twitter)

Arsenal’s most expensive defenders compared to Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool made Virgil van Dijk the most expensive defender in history, so how do Arsenal's most expensive defenders compare?
Monaco's French forward Wissam Ben Yedder (C) vies with Saint-Etienne's french defender William Saliba (L) and Saint-Etienne's French defender Wesley Fofana (R) during the French Cup football match between Monaco and Saint-Etienne at the "Louis II" stadium in Monaco on January 28, 2020. (Photo by VALERY HACHE / AFP)

"He's a great player": Debuchy and Cabaye praise Arsenal loanee

Mathieu Debuchy and Yohan Cabaye praised William Saliba this week, after the centre-back's return from injury with Saint-Etienne.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Lucas Perez of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

One-hit wonders: 20 players who scored just once for Arsenal

Did you know there are 20 players who have only scored one Premier League goal for Arsenal?
Saint-Etienne's French defender Mathieu Debuchy celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Lyon (OL) and Saint-Etienne (ASSE) on February 25, 2018, at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central-eastern France. / AFP PHOTO / ROMAIN LAFABREGUE

Former Gunner retires from international duty because his country weren't picking him

Mathieu Debuchy has retired from international duty, insisting that he wants to devote himself fully to his club football from now on.

Arsenal flop offered 3-year contract but wants time to decide

Mathieu Debuchy has been offered a three-year deal by Saint-Etienne but wants to take some time to think about his decision before giving them an answer.

2 Italian managers perfect for Arsenal’s defensive woes without replacing defenders

Arsenal are largely expected to splash the cash on a defender and/or goalkeeper in the summer, but perhaps the long-needed managerial change will be the answer to the problems at the back instead.
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Manchester City cleared, unsporting v Tottenham, promotion, administration & fixtures confirmed

With Arsenal still in media lockdown after their latest defeat, let's take a look at some of the more interesting stories from around the papers.
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So wrong: Journalist makes hilarious claim about former Arsenal player

In the Guardian they have an article about Mathieu Debuchy’s resurgence since he left Arsenal but the reporters call him a ‘stoic professional’ which is far from the truth.
Saint-Etienne's French defender Mathieu Debuchy (C) is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the French L1 football match between Nantes and Saint-Etienne at the La Beaujoire Stadium in Nantes, western France, on April 1, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Arsenal flop scores again

Mathieu Debuchy found the back of the net for Saint Etienne once again, scoring his second goal for his new team as his revival continues.
Saint-Etienne's French defender Mathieu Debuchy celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Lyon (OL) and Saint-Etienne (ASSE) on February 25, 2018, at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central-eastern France. / AFP PHOTO / ROMAIN LAFABREGUE

Mathieu Debuchy frustrated again

Mathieu Debuchy is frustrated once again after he was ignored for a France recall despite excelling since leaving Arsenal.
Saint-Etienne's French defender Mathieu Debuchy celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Lyon (OL) and Saint-Etienne (ASSE) on February 25, 2018, at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central-eastern France. / AFP PHOTO / ROMAIN LAFABREGUE

Arsenal flop beats Neymar to POTM award

Mathieu Debuchy has been named Player of the Month for February in Ligue 1, beating out competition from Neymar.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal talks to Calum Chambers and Granit Xhaka of Arsenal during the Carabao Cup Final between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on February 25, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

4 positions Arsenal MUST strengthen urgently

It's fairly clear right now that Arsenal's squad is far from perfect, but which positions in particular do the club need to look at in the summer?

Amazing reason former Arsenal star said 'no' to return

Bacary Sagna admits he turned down the chance to train with Arsenal during his time without a club because he didn't want to get in the way of players already at the club or block Mathieu Debuchy.

Serious, technical: Arsenal flop gets legend seal of approval at new club

Saint-Etienne legend Robert Herbin says he approves of the Ligue 1 side's acquisition of Mathieu Debuchy in the January transfer window.

Ex-Arsenal defender says Wenger blocked Manchester United move

Mathieu Debuchy has admitted that he was upset with Arsene Wenger after he prevented a move to Manchester United.

Arsenal flop features in Team of the Week after impressive debut

Mathieu Debuchy made L'Equipe's Ligue 1 team of the week, after an impressive debut performance from the Frenchman for new club Saint Etienne.

Hard work 'pays off': Arsenal flop scores impressive goal on debut

Mathieu Debuchy managed to score on his debut for Saint-Etienne.

Impressive business from Arsenal must now be turned into immediate success

Arsenal made the best out of several bad situations this January transfer window, and with more players moving in and out of the club than any winter in recent memory, this month has felt like a whirlwind.
Olivier Giroud after signing for Chelsea in January 2018

Mathieu Debuchy backs Olivier Giroud's decision to join Chelsea

Mathieu Debuchy says he's not worried for Olivier Giroud after his move to Chelsea, as he's sure the striker will continue to score goals wherever he goes.

Frenchman admits he's 'relieved' after saying goodbye to Arsenal for good

Mathieu Debuchy says he only wants to remember the good times at Arsenal, after leaving the Gunners for Saint Etienne on deadline day, but says he's relieved to get his move.

3 in and 13 out: Arsenal’s January transfer dealings tell a huge story

Arsenal signed three players and let 13 leave in its busiest January transfer window for years.

Official: Debuchy completes move to Saint Etienne

Mathieu Debuchy has moved to Saint Etienne on a free transfer, after agreeing to terminate the remainder his contract with Arsenal.

Transfer window recap: Ins, outs and loans so far, and what to expect

For a January transfer window, Arsenal have been extremely busy this month. We've rounded up all the news as it stands, in case you missed any of it.

Arsenal cancel Debuchy contract, will join Saint Etienne for free

Arsenal will let Mathieu Debuchy join Ligue 1 side Saint Etienne for free, coming to a mutual agreement to terminate the defender's contract in North London.

From France: Debuchy and Sagna hunt for new clubs

Mathieu Debuchy and ex-Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna are both on the look-out for new clubs before the transfer window shuts.
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Another defender move set to collapse as Arsenal player seems destined to stay forever

Mathieu Debuchy's move to Saint-Etienne might fall through after the French club prioritised signing Neven Subotic from Borussia Dortmund.
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Saint-Etienne enter race for wantaway Arsenal 32-year-old

Saint-Etienne have reportedly entered the race for Mathieu Debuchy, and could have some luck procuring his signature given how keen he seems to leave Arsenal.

Arsenal could have problems if they sell this player in January

If Arsenal sell Mathieu Debuchy this month, will the Gunners need to sign a replacement before the window closes?

Five players who could be sold in January

With contracts coming to an end, coupled with the poor performance by Arsenal fringe players in the FA Cup against Nottingham Forest, there could be a lot of players being sold in January.

'If a bid comes in, we are ready to go' - Manager baits Arsenal...

Arsenal remain keen on West Brom defender Jonny Evans and could offer £25m plus Mathieu Debuchy to sign him, but Albion manager Alan Pardew wants a quick deal.
WATFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14: Per Mertesacker of Arsenal looks dejected in defence the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on October 14, 2017 in Watford, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

'I don't think anybody justfied their selection' - Arsenal man takes ironic shot at...

Per Mertesacker says nobody justified Arsene Wenger's faith in them against Nottingham Forest, as the fringe players were almost universally disappointing.
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West Brom want to end another Arsenal defender's misery

West Bromwich Albion want to sign Mathieu Debuchy in the winter window, according to reports in France.

Arsenal told to move on 6 players and bring in 3 this month

Former Gunner, Charlie Nicholas, has a long list of players that he reckons Arsene Wenger needs to offload in January.

14 Arsenal predictions for 2018 including contracts, retirements, departures and more

2017 is almost at a close, so what will 2018 bring us?

4 players Arsenal would be better without

Arsene Wenger may want to keep his squad together, but there are some players that need to leave as soon as possible.
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Arsenal defender says he wants to leave the club "to find another challenge"

Mathieu Debuchy says he wants to leave Arsenal in January, despite making a return to first-team football with the Gunners.
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Arsenal defender resurrects his career against all odds

Mathieu Debuchy's Arsenal career has been resurrected after a tough two years, after previously looking down and out for the Gunners.

Making it up as he goes along: Wenger acts as if this was always...

After Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal started two games in central defence in just a few days, many fans are asking why Calum Chambers and Rob Holding aren't being given a chance.

3 Arsenal stars make Europa League team of the week

Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and Mathieu Debuchy have all made UEFA's Europa League team of the week after being involved in Arsenal's 6-0 victory over BATE Borisov.
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Does this player have a future at Arsenal after Wenger's comments?

Mathieu Debuchy has made a surprise return to the Arsenal team, but does he really have a future at the club like Wenger claims?