Wenger delivers latest Arsenal injury update ahead of Dortmund trip
Arsenal are waiting to learn the extent of Mathieu Debuchy's injury ahead of their clash with Borussia Dortmund
Arsenal are waiting to learn the extent of Mathieu Debuchy’s injury ahead of their Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night.
The France international right-back was carried off on a stretcher with an ankle problem late on in the 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Saturday.
Manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that Debuchy was set to undergo a scan on Monday to determine the seriousness of the problem.
Wenger will also be without Nacho Monreal (back) and Yaya Sanogo (hamstring) for Tuesday’s European clash, while Calum Chambers is rated as “50-50” with tonsillitis.
“In defence we of course have the Mathieu Debuchy injury, and that puts us in a position where we do not want more [injuries],” said Wenger.
“Hopefully there is good news after his scan today and he is back soon.
“We have Calum Chambers who can play in different positions, Nacho Monreal can play at centre-back and as well Hector Bellerin who I think now is ready to play.”
Borussia Dortmund v Arsenal: Pre-match facts
• Arsenal qualified for their 17th successive group stage campaign with a 1-0 aggregate win over Beşiktaş in the play-offs, Alexis Sánchez scoring the winner, his first goal for the club.
• The Gunners have won five of their last 10 away games in the competition, drawing three and losing two.
• Arsenal’s record against German clubs away from home is W5 D5 L5; overall it is W14 D6 L10.
• Per Mertesacker scored two goals in 16 appearances against BVB while with Hannover and Werder Bremen (2003–11).