Mathieu Debuchy Offers Positive Injury Update On Facebook Page

By on September 14, 2014

Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy has given fans a positive update on his injury situation on his official Facebook page.

The 29-year-old was forced off during the closing stages of Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City at the Emirates after appearing to go over on his ankle whilst chasing a loose ball.

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Debuchy received lengthy treatment before leaving the pitch on a stretcher with Calum Chambers coming on for the final 10 minutes, and supporters were left speculating over the severity of the injury with many fearing he could have suffered a break.

However, the French international has now eased those fears after posing a message on Facebook revealing that he’s set to undergo a medical test on Monday to find out the extent of the problem, but confirmed he hasn’t suffered any fracture and hopes to be back soon.

He wrote on his Facebook page:

“I have to pass a medical exam on Monday. No fracture. Hope to be back asap!

Arsene Wenger previously confirmed that Debuchy had suffered a badly sprained ankle, telling reporters after the match:

“Debuchy has a badly sprained ankle. How long will he be out? I don’t know, but it doesn’t look good. People told me they need a bit more time to assess how long he will be out but it’s a bad ankle sprain.”

While it’s obviously excellent news that Debuchy hasn’t suffered any break, a sprained ankle could still keep him on the sidelines for a number of weeks. He’s certain to miss the upcoming games against Borussia Dortmund and Aston Villa while it’s highly unlikely he’ll be fit to face Tottenham at the end of the month.

We’ll have to wait and see what the scan results bring tomorrow but the boss is now going to have to decide how best to replace Debuchy in the starting eleven. Calum Chambers is the obvious choice but Hector Bellerin is another option Wenger could go for.

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