Arsenal goalkeeper admits Mathieu Debuchy injury a big blow

Wojciech Szczesny admits that Mathieu Debuchy's injury has come as a big blow to Arsenal

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Wojciech Szczesny admits that the serious injury suffered by Mathieu Debuchy against Manchester City has come as a big blow to Arsenal.

The France right-back was carried off on a stretcher late on in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with the defending champions after landing awkwardly on his ankle.

Arsenal are waiting to learn the extent of the problem, which is likely to keep the defender sidelined for at least a few weeks.

“It’s very disappointing to lose such an important player,” said Szczesny.

“He’s had a very strong start to the season, he’s very experienced and he’s a very solid right back so we’re disappointed to lose him but hopefully he’ll be back as soon as possible.”

Debuchy will miss Arsenal’s Champions League opener against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night.

But the Gunners goalkeeper is confident that his defence will cope in his absence.

He added: “I have no difficulty playing with any of the defenders. We try to communicate in training so I don’t think that’s too much of an issue.”

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