Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy is set for a further spell on the sidelines in a latest injury setback that will rule him out of this weekend’s clash with strugglers Hull, the Daily Star reports.
The France international has started a paltry ten games for Arsenal this season, having gone under the knife for ankle and shoulder injuries respectively.
He had made his long awaited comeback against Reading in the FA Cup semi-final earlier this month, but will now miss Monday’s meeting with the Tigers thanks to a hamstring problem.
Speaking at his usual pre-weekend press conference, manager Arsene Wenger confessed that he has a full squad to choose from bar the former Newcastle United man.
“Everybody is in good shape, apart from Mathieu Debuchy, who has a little hamstring problem,” Wenger said.
“We don’t know how bad it is. Apart from that everybody should be available [for the Hull game].
“Monday could be too early for him. He got the injury in training.
“We are at a period of the season where it’s going to be important to have everybody on board and to see everyone fit makes us stronger.
“We are on a good run, we want to keep it going and the fact that we have plenty of [selection] opportunities is very interesting for me.”
This means that young Spaniard Hector Bellerin will be given another chance to impress in the 29-year-old’s absence.