French news outlet Info Sport Plus has claimed that a deal that would take Newcastle full back Mathieu Debuchy to Arsenal is imminent with the frenchman moving to North London to replace departed compatriot Bacary Sagna.
Info Sport Plus broke the news on their twitter feed below,
Mathieu DEBUCHY (Newcastle) sur le point de s’engager avec ARSENAL. Il y remplacera Bacary SAGNA parti à Man.City (@infosportplus )
— infosport+ (@infosportplus) June 30, 2014
If true this could prove to be a very smart addition, Debuchy would not require any time to adapt to the Premier League unlike other options such as Serge Aurier and is not likely to cost the Gunners a great deal. Debuchy is also ahead of Bacary Sagna in the France pecking order and at the age of 28 should be approaching his best years.