PHOTO: Arsenal star Mathieu Debuchy poses with boots as he nears return

Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy cannot wait to get back to action for the Gunners and that time could come soon.

Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy has been side-lined with an ankle injury since September, the Frenchman watching as the Gunners' defence has come under immense criticism.

The former Newcastle defender's absence has meant Calum Chambers has been played at right-back with Nacho Monreal inexplicably picked to play in the centre, and Arsenal's recent results have proved just how much of a mistake that was on Arsene Wenger's part.

But it appears Debuchy will soon be back, after the summer signing posed in the Gunners' dressing room holding the boots he hopes to wear on the pitch sooner rather than later.

Debuchy revealed a fornight ago that he was hopeful of being back in first-team action by December and that target still looks likely after his latest Twitter post.

Perhaps then Arsenal's back-line will begin to look more like the solid unit it has to if the club wants to be successful this season.


Register for ARSENAL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch