Podolski, Owen and more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal sign Debuchy

Lukas Podolski and Michael Owen both tweet their thoughts as Arsenal sign Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle

Arsenal confirmed the signing of Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United on a long-term contract on Thursday.

The news comes after weeks of speculation linking the defender with the Gunners, following Bacary Sagna’s departure to Manchester City.

News of Arsenal’s second signing of the summer inevitably prompted plenty of responses on Twitter – and here are our favourite updates.

Ex-Liverpool man Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) is the first to break the news to his followers: “Debuchy signs for Arsenal. @talkSPORT”

England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) is surprised to see Arsene Wenger splashing the cash: “Arsene Wenger has signed Debuchy. He’s such a spendthrift these days.”

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) is finding it tough to pick next season’s champions: “Arsenal making some very good signings. Impossible to discount City, United, Liverpool, Arsenal or Chelsea for the title. My old club Newcastle seem active in the transfer market doing more shopping in France. It’s worked in the past. #IfItsNotBrokeDontFixIt”

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski (@Podolski10) is quick to welcome the new arrival to Emirates Stadium: “Welcome / Bienvenue Mathieu Debuchy ! #AFC #COYG #redarmy #gunners”

Midfielder Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) joins in with the welcomes: “Welcome to Arsenal, @MatDebuchy, see you soon #AFC”

Gunners forward Theo Walcott (@theowalcott) is looking forward to linking up with Debuchy: “Looking forward to the link up play with @MatDebuchy #WelcomeDebuchy #AFC #COYG”

And Debuchy’s former team-mate Yohan Cabaye (@YCabayeofficiel) offers his congratulations to the defender: “Congrats bro @MatDebuchy!”

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