Wenger gives latest Arsenal injury update ahead of Villa trip

Arsenal wait to learn the extent of Mathieu Debuchy's ankle injury ahead of Saturday's trip to Aston Villa

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Arsenal are waiting to learn the extent of Mathieu Debuchy’s ankle injury ahead of Saturday’s trip to Aston Villa.

The France international was carried off on a stretcher in agony late on during the 2-2 draw with Manchester City last weekend after landing awkwardly.

And manager Arsene Wenger revealed that the north London club will discover the seriousness of the problem on Friday evening.

“We’ll know about Debuchy tonight after his examination whether he’ll need surgery,” said Wenger. “If he doesn’t need surgery, it will be weeks. If he does need surgery, it will be three months.”

Wenger also confirmed that Jack Wilshere’s ankle injury is not serious, while Calum Chambers and Mathieu Flamini are both available for selection again.

“We have Chambers back, Flamini back,” Wenger added. “With Wilshere it was his left ankle and it was only a kick. He is OK.”

Arsenal travel to Villa Park on Saturday looking for their first Premier League win since the 2-1 opening-day victory over Crystal Palace.

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