Arsenal's win-loss record without injured Debuchy shows what a blow his absence is

A look at Arsenal's Premier League record this season with and without Mathieu Debuchy.

Arsenal look set to be seriously tested over the coming months with Mathieu Debuchy injured once again.

The right-back only returned after an earlier injury in mid-December, only to dislocate his shoulder in last weekend's 3-0 Premier League win over Stoke City.

Arsene Wenger told today the defender had been hit hard by the latest blow: "He is destroyed because he is such a keen player, so professional, so willing. It is his first year here and of course he is embarrassed. But it is not his fault."

Personally for Debuchy it's clearly frustrating, but as a team, is his loss every bit as tough a break for Arsenal? Here is a look at their Premier League record this season with and without him:

   WonDrawnLostPointsGoalsGoals ConcededGames
Arsenal Without Debuchy 5 2 4 17 17 12 11
Arsenal With Debuchy 5 4 1 19 20 13 10

The French international has played only one less game than he has missed this season, with Arsenal winning five in each scenario.

Despite playing one less game with him in the side however, Arsenal have accrued three more points than they have in the matches he has been absent.

Even more emblematic of his importance, is the fact without him - Arsenal have lost four of 1 games, while defeated only once in 10 with him in the side.

Debuchy adds experience and composure to Arsenal's backline, and has helped the club secure draws in games they may have lost without him - a trait they could well have done with for this weekend's upcoming game away to Manchester City.

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