Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Debuchy deal: 'Arsene Wenger is spoiling us'

Debuchy

Arsenal fans reacted largely with delight as the club announced the signing of Mathieu Debuchy.

Arsenal confirmed their second summer signing last night, as Mathieu Debuchy was announced as an Arsenal player.

The right-back takes Bacary Sagna's place in the squad, and was awarded Abou Diaby's number 2 shirt.

Debuchy is an astute signing, selected as France's number one right-back at the World Cup ahead of Bacary Sagna.

The defender signed from Newcastle, where he has spent the past 18 months after signing from Lille, where he was part of a title winning side, and played in the Champions League.

Manager Arsene Wenger said of his new addition: "He has shown he can perform at the highest level with his club sides and also for France.

"He is a quality defender who has good Premier League experience and I’m confident he will fit in very well with us."

Debuchy himself took to Twitter after the deal was announced to thank Newcastle fans, who saw Dutch right-back Daryl Janmaat arrive on the same day.

Arsenal fans reacted to the deal largely positively, impressed to see the club acting quickly to replace the departing Sagna.

While last week's announcement of Alexis Sanchez was the blockbuster signing everybody craved, Debuchy's addition confirmed the club are not looking to get caught short at all, and had planned for Sagna's much rumoured departure well in advance.

Debuchy ensures the club do not go backwards as a result of Sagna leaving, and while Carl Jenkinson and Hector Bellerin will compete for spots and aim one day to replace him, the Frenchman is ready for a title battle now.

Here is a look at how fans reacted on Twitter to the deal being announced:

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