Mathieu Debuchy
Mathieu Debuchy

Mathieu Debuchy

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

Born July 28, 1985
Fretin, France
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 2
Previous Club(s) 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 Debuchy's Arsenal Career

  Prem Lge Europe FA Cup Lge Cup Total
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2014-2015 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0

My Year

  • 2014/15


Despite his red card against Besiktas, summer signing Mathieu made an impressive start to his Arsenal career as the Gunners lifted the Community Shield, qualified for the Champions League group stage and remained unbeaten in the Premier League. "When my agents told me Arsenal were interested, I said yes straight away," he said. "There was no question, no debate, no doubt, nothing! You don’t turn down a club like Arsenal. A lot of players would like to be in my shoes right now. This is another dimension. If you compare the training grounds for example, nothing at Lille or Newcastle can match the Arsenal one. It is another world."