London - Arsenal could be without Mathieu Debuchy for a lengthy period after
manager Arsene Wenger revealed he had suffered a "badly sprained ankle"
during Saturday's 2-2 draw with Manchester City.
France right-back's ankle buckled after he went up for a late header in
the Premier League encounter and after being given oxygen on the pitch,
he was taken off on a stretcher in the 81st minute.
"Debuchy has a badly sprained ankle," Wenger told his post-match press conference at the Emirates Stadium.
how long he will be out, we don't know. But it doesn't look too good.
They need more time to assess it, but it's a bad sprain."
a close-season signing from Newcastle United, was already due to miss
Arsenal's opening Champions League group game away to Borussia Dortmund
on Tuesday due to suspension.