Mathieu Debuchy is a French footballer who plays for Arsenal and the France national football team. He is often deployed into the right back position but he can also play in the midfield. Debuchy made his international debut for France in 2011 and played for Les Bleus at the 2014 World Cup.
Debuchy began his professional career at LOSC Lille where he played for 10 years. He became one of the clubs longest serving players as he had made over 300 appearances for the side scoring 18 goals. He was a pivotal player in the successful 2010-11 campaign where Lille won the double, the Ligue 1 title and the Coupe de France. This was a massive achievement for the club. Debuchy was selected in the UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year for that season.
A versatile player Debuchy is most dominant at right back. He signed for Newcastle United in January 2013 where he penned a five and a half year deal worth 5.5 million pounds. The right back would slot in straight away at the club where they have struggled in the first half of the 2012-13 season. Having performed well in the 2013-14 season Debuchy moved to Arsenal in the summer of 2014. Debuchy was seen as an immediate replacement for Bacary Sagna who departed for Manchester City.