Arsene Wenger Confirms Double Injury Blow

By on January 11, 2015

Mathieu Debuchy

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mathieu Debuchy has dislocated his shoulder while Kieran Gibbs is also struggling with a ankle problem.

Debuchy was forced off early on during our 3-0 win over Stoke on Sunday after being shoved to the ground by Arnoutovic.

He was seen clutching his shoulder as he was stretchered from the field and Arsene has now confirmed that the Frenchman has suffered a dislocation and is facing a spell on the sidelines.

Gibbs was expected to return to the squad today having missed last weeks FA Cup win over Hull with an ankle injury.

However, he failed a late fitness test and the boss has revealed that the full-back is still struggling with an inflamed ankle.

Wenger said:

“He has a dislocated shoulder. It’s difficult – you need a diagnosis from a specialist. We don’t know yet but he will certainly not play next week.

Kieran Gibbs still has an inflamed ankle. The test yesterday told us it didn’t work.” Wenger told Arsenal.com

We’ll have to wait and see what the specialist says about Debuchy’s injury but I expect he’ll be out for at least a month, which is a huge blow considering he’s only recently returned from a serious ankle injury.

Hopefully the Gibbs injury is just short term but if the ankle doesn’t calm down over the coming days, it looks like he’ll be a doubt to face Man City next weekend.

So just as it looked like we were getting our squad back together, we’ve picked up another two injuries. One day our luck will change. One day….



  1. rob

    January 11, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Well we need to sign a defender or 2 which is what we need anyway why not bid 8-10mill on van dijk u know or one of the other top defenders offer the right amount and there ours the equasion is this 1centre back + 1full back + 1defensive midfielder + the right amount of cash (not 95p under or 1pound over the required amount) = easy problem solving and the right players for key areas very simple

  2. rob

    January 11, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Another thing minus the dithering about as it does not do anyone any good

  3. papo

    January 11, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    We need a central defender and a holding midfielder

  4. nnamdi njideofor

    January 12, 2015 at 11:30 am

    We need at least one defender who can play anywhere across the back as well as a DM in the mould of William Cavalho

  5. GILBO

    January 12, 2015 at 11:39 am

    I think it’s time to move Kieran Gibbs on, he plays 2 games then is off for 3 or 4, total waist of money and time spent on him, as I have said before “balsa wood legs”.

  6. Oduaski

    January 12, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Hopefully one day our luck will change. But certainly after Wenger’s tenure.

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