Frenchman Debuchy suffered a suspected dislocated shoulder in the win over Stoke City.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he is in the market for a new defensive signing in the January transfer window, but that could now be approached with more urgency after an injury to right back Mathieu Debuchy in the 3-0 Premier League win over Stoke City, report the Metro.
Debuchy went off with a suspected dislocated shoulder early on at the Emirates Stadium, following an innocuous looking clash with Potters winger Marko Arnautovic, and he could now be set for a second lengthy spell on the sidelines this season.
Wenger spoke about the injury following the match and seemed to indicate that the club would be forced into the market for a replacement:
“We were in the market anyway.”
“Monreal and Debuchy can play centre back, but if Gibbs is not here Monreal cannot play centre back and if Debuchy is not here he cannot play centre back. This is a position where we are short.”