Arsenal are actively involved in the transfer market in search of a replacement for Bacary Sagna therefore sizing up every available option with Arsene Wenger acting as the chief scout at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
It is said that arsenal have had a verbal agreement reached with the management of Serge Aurier, a deal when signed would see the 21-year-old make the switch to the Emirates this summer in a five year deal. However, fresh reports making the rounds suggests that Wenger is wavering on the deal with his eye on Newcastle’s French international; Mathieu Debuchy.
Debuchy who currently is involved in the World Cup with France joined the English premier league in January 2013 from Lille and has a release clause of about £8 million.
The 28 year old who is excellent in defending aerial balls and is known for his tough tackling does have penchant for receiving cards as he had 8 yellow cards with a red card to his name while scoring a goal and providing 3 assists in his 29 league appearances.
However mathieu hinted on a possible move away from the Magpies in search of Champions League experience.
He said: “Personally, it’s great adventure. I have discovered English
charm, which is very hard, Newcastle and their extraordinary fans.”
“It’s really incredible to play in that atmosphere. Having said that, I miss European football and the Champions League in particular. For the moment,I’m concentrating on the World Cup. We’ll see about the rest afterwards.”
Wenger may have a predilection for the French player but i think he should stick with Aurier. Although the player may be said to be young and lacking Premier league experience, but he has the physique and stamina to make it in the league.
The 21-year-old who was recently named the fastest player in the World Cup by FIFA with a speed of 33.5 km per hour has all it takes to succeed Sagna as he’s very versatile as he could play as a right-back, centre-back, left-back and even as an attacking right midfielder.
Playing last season for Toulouse, he scored 6 goals and provided 6 assists in 34 league appearances and just recently in the 2014 World Cup the young lad provided 2 assists for his country against Japan.
He’s good at dribbling and expect him to challenge Özil on the assist sheet as he could whip accurate crosses into the box for searching heads to connect to and unlike Debuchy he’s quite clean and won’t go on to get needless cards from the ‘men in black’.
He has always declared his love and desire to play for his boy-hood club; Arsenal and he’s the kind of player we need considering his long love for the Arsenal Football club as a whole.
I strongly think Wenger should go against all odds and sign him because with this player in the squad,we could have an extra player in all positions in the defence and when the injuries start creeping in he could be used as back-up in the most critical position. That can’t be said of Mathieu Debuchy.