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Arsenal Boss Reveals Fresh Injury Blow Ahead Of Hull Game
Arsene Wenger has revealed that Mathieu Debuchy is unlikely to take on Hull City on Monday night after suffering a hamstring injury in training this week.
The French right-back has only recently returned to full fitness after missing four months with a dislocated shoulder that he suffered against Stoke in January.
However, Arsene has given a team news update to Arsenal.com today ahead of Monday’s trip to the KC Stadium and confirmed that Debuchy is set for a spell on the sidelines again.
Thankfully this latest injury doesn’t sound too serious, but it’s another blow in what’s been a frustrating first year at the club following his move from Newcastle last summer.
The 29-year-old missed practically the entire first half of the season with a fractured ankle before injuring his shoulder at the turn of the year, so it’s safe to say it’s been a season to forget for the defender.
The good news is that Arsene says the rest of the squad is ‘in good shape’. Does this mean that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is available again? The midfielder has been out for two months but there were reports earlier this week suggesting he could be in contention on Monday.
We’ll have to wait and see but at least the squad looks in good health heading into the last six matches. Here’s what Arsene had to say today:
on the latest news…
Everybody is in good shape, apart from Mathieu Debuchy, who has a little hamstring problem. We don’t know how bad it is. Apart from that everybody should be available [for the Hull game].
Monday could be too early for him. He got the injury in training.
on the rest of the squad being fit…
We are at a period of the season where it’s going to be important to have everybody on board and to see everyone fit makes us stronger. We are on a good run, we want to keep it going and the fact that we have plenty of [selection] opportunities is very interesting for me