Mathieu Debuchy (French pronunciation: [ma.tjø də.by.ʃi] ; born 28 July 1985) is a French professional footballer who plays for Arsenal. He is often deployed in the right back position, but began his career playing as a midfielder usually acting as a deep-lying playmaker. He spent nine-and-a-half seasons at Lille, winning a Ligue 1 and Coupe de France double in 2010–11. He joined Newcastle United in January 2013, and was signed by Arsenal in July 2014.
Debuchy made his debut for the France national football team in 2011 and has since earned over 25 caps, playing at UEFA Euro 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup.Close