Just when you thought it could not get worse for Arsenal, Mathieu Debuchy confirms that he has as a broken ligament and has to wait until Friday in order to know if a surgery is required – posted Debuchy on his official facebook page.
The Frenchman injured his ankle during the 2-2 draw against Manchester City this weekend adding to the long list of first team absentees. While Kieran Gibbs returned to action against Dortmund last night, Nacho Monreal failed to travel with the squad as he suffered a back injury and there are concerns about Jack Wilshere’s fitness after the game as he twisted his right ankle.
‘It’s difficult to say how bad it is,’ said the Arsenal manager. ‘Normally it would not be too bad but I am a bit cautious because of his history.’
From the initial looks of it, Wilshere might miss the weekend clash aginst Aston Villa. With Debuchy sidelined, Arsenal are desperately short in numbers at the back with Calum Chambers as the only recognized defender to cover for both right back and center back positions. Youngster Hecotor Bellerin had a decent game against Dortmund, but his inexperience might prove to be a costly affair for Wenger when playing in the Premier League.
The Gunners are also hoping that Theo Walcott, who is back to some light training arrives at the scene early.