The 28-year-old right back is expected to become the Gunners' fist summer signing and will be a ready-made replacement for Bacary Sagna who left to join Manchester City.

Debuchy heightened speculation of a move away from St James' Park when he emoted the club's name from his Twitter bio.

And after days of speculation, Debuchy confirmed Newcastle's worst fears, telling French TV station TF1 after France's World Cup exit last night: "Yes, I will be joining Arsenal for next season."

Reports indicate Debuchy will sign in a deal worth around £8million but that could rise to £12m with add-ons.