Arsene Wenger has been dealt an injury blow ahead of our clash against Hull City on Monday with the news that right-back Mathieu Debuchy has suffered a hamstring injury, the boss told the club’s official website.
Debuchy has been extremely unlucky with injuries this season, suffering two long-term problems with his ankle and shoulder respectively.
Having arrived in the summer to replace Bacary Sagna who was an ever-present last year, we’ve had to cope without Debuchy for the majority of the season.
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“Everybody is in good shape, apart from Mathieu Debuchy, who has a little hamstring problem,” Wenger revealed.
“We don’t know how bad it is. Apart from that everybody should be available [for the Hull game].”
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Young Spaniard Hector Bellerin’s rise this season has been a timely one and the fact that Debuchy was named on the bench against Chelsea whilst Bellerin was left to deal with Hazard was telling.
With no date set on Debuchy’s return, it wouldn’t be a surprise if we don’t see the Frenchman for the rest of the campaign at a time where players who are fit and in-form are needed.
Next term, it’ll be interesting to see which of Bellerin and Debuchy can tie down the starting spot.