Arsenal defender Debuchy out for six weeks - London Football News

Arsenal defender Debuchy out for six weeks

Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy has been ruled out for six weeks with his latest injury.

The Frenchman, back in action after a year out, went off after 16 minutes against Bournemouth with a hamstring injury and will now be sidelined until the new year.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger confirmed the news at a press conference on Friday morning, when he also confirmed that Danny Welbeck is training again but is “at least four weeks away from playing a game.”

England striker Welbeck is working his way back to fitness after a long-term knee problem.

“Mathieu Debuchy’s is a severe injury, yes. It’s six weeks I think,” Wenger said.

“It’s frustrating for me but even more for him because he fights very hard. He’s a guy with an exceptional attitude and is very serious.

“Overall, he is absolutely disappointed, but he is a fighter and will fight to come back.

“People asked why I didn’t play him sooner – for example against Paris St-Germain.

“I had the temptation to play him, but he had only played 70 minutes for the Under-23s.”

The news is a further blow for Arsenal after Santi Cazorla was ruled out for up to three months following ankle surgery.

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