Arsenal’s hunt for Bacary Sagna’s replacement could be coming to a head with French site Infosport+ claiming that Newcastle United’s Mathieu Debuchy is set for talks with Arsene Wenger.
The 28-year-old French international spent ten years on the books at Lille before moving to Tyneside in 2013 and is currently contracted to the St James’ Park outfit until 2018.
With a season and a half of Premier League experience under his belt and more than 20 caps for his country Debuchy certainly cuts a more tried and tested figure than Toulouse’s Serge Aurier, who at the age of 21 is – like Carl Jenkinson – still a little raw.
It’s thought that Mike Ashley will want around £12 million quid for Debuchy who has also been heavily linked with Ligue 1 big-spenders Monaco.
Arseblog News wouldn’t be surprised if this rumour has some substance to it so with that in mind we’ll go for a well-rounded 4 on the poo-ometer.