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Debuchy Ruled Out For 2 Months, Reports In France Claim
According to reports in France, Mathieu Debuchy has been ruled out for two months after picking up an ankle injury against Man City yesterday.
The right-back went down in agony after appearing to twist his ankle during the closing stages of the match, and he was stretchered off following lengthy treatment.
Arsene Wenger confirmed in his post-match press conference the 29-year-old had suffered a badly sprained ankle but he wasn’t sure yet how long the injury would keep him out for.
However, French newspaper Le Parisien is reporting today that the injury will keep Debuchy on the sidelines for 2 months which would rule the player out until mid-November.
It’s not clear whether Le Parisien have inside knowledge or are simply guessing, but let’s hope their information is false as it would be a real blow to lose the right-back for that length of time.
Debuchy did post an update on his Facebook page last night that offered some hope that the injury isn’t too serious. He confirmed he hadn’t suffered any fracture, was set for further tests on Monday and hoped to be back ‘asap’.
He wrote on his Facebook page:
“I have to pass a medical exam on Monday. No fracture. Hope to be back asap!
These don’t sound like the words of a man who knows he’s just been ruled out for 2 months, so hopefully the Le Parisien report is BS and Debuchy will be back sooner rather than later.