Wenger denies the injury to Debuchy has plunged his side into crisis.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has defended the level of defensive depth at the club, report the Mail, after an injury sustained by Mathieu Debuchy in the weekend draw with Manchester City could keep the Frenchman out for up to three months, potentially plunging the Gunners into a defensive crisis.
The loss of Debuchy means that the right back position is now a contest between two teenagers, summer signing Calum Chambers and the untested Hector Bellerin, with Wenger hinting that it may be time for the Spaniard to step up:
“We have Chambers who can play in different positions, Monreal who can play centre-back and Bellerin, who I think now is ready to play.”
Gunners fans have been concerned by the lack of depth that the departures of the likes of Thomas Vermaelen and Ignasi Miquel this summer have left them with at the back, but Wenger seems to be content with his options:
“I don’t feel we are stretched. The Debuchy injury put us in a position where we do not want more and hopefully we have good news after the scan today that he can be back soon.”