Mathieu Debuchy’s brother comments on his Arsenal move

Mathieu Debuchy’s brother, Gregoire, believes that the defender will succeed at Arsenal following his transfer to the Premier League giants from Newcastle United.

Mathieu Debuchy has been backed to achieve success and raise his game at Arsenal by his brother.

The 28-year-old right-back joined the Gunners from Newcastle United earlier this week on a long-term contract for a reported transfer fee of £12 million.

The France international defender arrives at the Emirates Stadium with a strong reputation, having made his name at French club Lille before settling in well in the Premier League with Newcastle United following his move to the Magpies in January 2013.

Debuchy himself has said that he is ‘very proud’ to have joined the North London outfit and is ‘looking forward’ to working with his compatriot and Gunners manager Arsene Wenger.

The star player’s elder brother Gregoire has now backed him to succeed at the Emirates, and believes that he will continue his development as a footballer at Arsenal.

He wrote on social networking site Twitter: ‘Very proud and happy for you brother! @MatDebuchy A prestigious club (like) Arsenal will allow you to go even higher #teamdebuch’.

Debuchy has proved himself in the Premier League and is actually a first-choice right-back for his country France ahead of Bacary Sagna, the player he will replace at Arsenal.

However, there are concerns whether Arsenal paid too much for a player who is 28 years of age while not pursuing Serge Aurier of Toulouse – a 21-year-old who would have cost them £4m less.

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