Arsenal right-back Mahiteu Debuchy will reportedly be side-lined for the next two months.
According to reports in France, Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy will be out injured for around two months.
The publication claims Debuchy will miss France’s upcoming matches against Portugal and Armenia in October, but Arsenal fans will be more concerned with the matches he will be unavailable for them.
If the latest report is true, the defender could miss as many as 12 matches. That is assuming Debuchy does not return to first-team action until November 10.
If that proves to be the case, Arsenal will have to make do without him for Premier League matches against Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Hull City, Sunderland, Burnley and Swansea City.
He would also miss the League Cup third-round match against Southampton and Champions League group games against Borussia Dortmund, Galatasaray and a double-header against Anderlecht.
Debuchy posted an encouraging message on his Facebook account on Saturday evening, in which he revealed that he had not suffered a fracture and would be back “ASAP”.
But with the player reportedly suffering a sprained ankle that Arsene Wenger said “doesn’t look too good”, that report of two months out may not be too wide of the mark.
With the player set for further medical checks on Monday, Arsenal fans will soon have a much better idea of just how long their new arrival will be unavailable.