France international Mathieu Debuchy joined Arsenal in July 2014.
The right back signed from Newcastle United after 18 months with the Magpies. Mathieu spent the first nine years of his senior career with French side Lille where he made 233 appearances in the league and a further 18 in the Champions League.
Mathieu Debuchy Profile
July 28, 1985 Fretin, France
Lille, Newcastle United
He helped the French side to a league and cup double in 2010/11 and was named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Season the following year.
He made his debut for France in October 2011 and featured in four of Les Bleus' five games at the 2014 World Cup.
Mathieu featured three times in July and helped Arsenal keep clean sheets against a Singapore Select XI and Wolfsburg. Speaking ahead of the Barclays Asia Trophy, the France defender said: “I need to have a good pre-season. It was a hard year last year and I need to do some hard training to be fit for the first game.”
Mathieu played 81 minutes of Arsenal’s clash with Manchester City before being getting injured and missing the rest of September.
Mathieu missed the whole of October with the injury he suffered against Manchester City in September.
Mathieu missed November's games through injury.
Mathieu returned from the injury he suffered against Manchester City in September when he started at Galatasaray. The France defender then scored his first Arsenal goal in the 2-2 draw at Anfield as he played every minute of the last four games in December at right back and centre back. “For me, it is not a problem, I have good timing,” Mathieu said after the Newcastle United game. “It was my first time playing at centre back, but it was a good experience for me and I felt good. It would be no problem for me to play there again.”
Mathieu played two matches in January but missed the remainder of the month with a shoulder injury sustained against Stoke City. Speaking after the Stoke game, Arsene Wenger said: “Mathieu had a surgery on his right shoulder following the injury on Sunday. He just came back, he played seven games and he's out again. I count three months out for Mathieu because contact will be a problem for the shoulder."
Mathieu did not feature in March due to injury.
Mathieu returned from injury to make his first start since January in the FA Cup semi-final win against Reading.