Mathieu Debuchy to Arsenal? Transfer edges closer after defender removes all mention of Newcastle United from Twitter profile

The deal is expected to be concluded after defender returns from World Cup

Mathieu Debuchy is a Newcastle United player no more, according to his Twitter profile.

The French right-back, who has been strongly linked with an £11m move to Arsenal all summer, has removed all mention of playing for the Magpies, or 'NUFC' as he had wrote, from his bio.

It is becoming a sign of the times that players will let the cat out of the bag on Twitter first, Luke Shaw revealed on his bio that he had joined Manchester United last week, then just over an hour after the Old Trafford club confirmed it.



Debuchy, who is away with France at the World Cup, is expected to be conclude his deal to become Bacary Sagna's replacement after the tournament in Brazil.