Arsenal shreiks as Arteta and Debuchy face long injury spells

By on January 16, 2015

Arsenal will be without their inspiring captain, Mikel Arteta for another three months after he sustained an injury. Arteta whose contract expires at the end of this season has been side-lined from action following his substitution during the 2-0 Champions League victory over German outfit, Borussia Dortmund in London.

Earlier reports suggested that the midfielder would be out for just 4 weeks but recent reports have confirmed that as a result of subsequent setbacks in his recovery process, he could be out for another 8 weeks.

Similarly, the Gunners will also be managing without the services Mathieu Debuchy after he suffered an injury to his shoulder in Arsenal’s 3-0 victory against Stoke City. The Frenchman recently returned to the first team after he was earlier forced out of the match against Manchester City at the Emirates last September.

The Arsenal boss expressed how unfortunate the situation is for Debuchy. He explained that it was unbelievable as the defender underwent two surgeries last year. Wenger fumed that the defender recently came back to the team and has just played seven times and as it is now, he would be out for much longer. ‘I would count three months out for Mathieu because contact will be a problem for the shoulder’ the Gunner boss blurted.

On the Arteta case, Wenger explained that the midfielder had a successful surgery, he claimed to have seen the player and that he is at the training ground with the first team. He was however quick to add that Arteta still has limited mobility in his ankle and an incessant inflammation disturbing his calf.

The Arsenal boss stated that the issue prompted the club to sanction the surgery and for now, they have also decided to let the defender recuperate steadily to give him the best chance to recover.

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