- [Photos] Arsenal boost as injury doubt trains ahead of Boro game
- Arsene Wenger sets comeback date for forgotten Arsenal man
- Arsenal boss confirms fresh injury doubt for Middlesbrough game
- Team News: Arsene Wenger offers update on Ramsey & Giroud
- Arsenal boss confirms defender could leave in January
- 4-2-3-1 v Boro: Iwobi & Cazorla out? My Arsenal starting XI
- Arsenal boss confirms fresh injury concern + Sanchez update
- 6 Arsenal players named in the Champions League Team of the Week
- [Tweets] Ozil, Ox & more: Arsenal players celebrate after CL win
- [Video] Mesut Ozil arrives home with his hat-trick match ball
Arsene Wenger Gives Injury Update On Welbeck + Debuchy
Arsene Wenger has given an update on the fitness of Mathieu Debuchy and Danny Welbeck after the duo were forced off against Manchester City this afternoon.
Debuchy was stretchered from the field 15 minutes from the end after appearing to jar his ankle in the turf while chasing a loose ball.
Talking to Arsenal.com after the game, Arsene confirmed that the French defender has a badly sprained ankle but we won’t know the full extent of the problem until further assessments are done.
Welbeck made his debut today following his £16m move from Man Utd and put in a lively display up front. However, he limped off just before full-time with what at first appeared to be a calf problem.
However, thankfully, the boss has revealed the 23-year-old was suffering from cramp. Here’s what Arsene told the clubs website:
on Debuchy’s injury…
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.
on why Welbeck was replaced…
He had cramps and he should be okay.
Fingers crossed Debuchy’s injury isn’t as bad as it looked as he’d be a huge miss if he was ruled out for any length of time. In his absence, Calum Chambers is likely to start at right-back, although Hector Bellerin is another possible option.