Mathieu Debuchy: Arsenal defender suffers ankle injury

Mathieu Debuchy
Mathieu Debuchy represented France in the summer's World Cup

Arsenal could be without Mathieu Debuchy for a lengthy period after he sprained an ankle during Saturday's 2-2 draw with Manchester City.

The France right-back, 29, was given oxygen and carried off on a stretcher after his ankle buckled following an 81st-minute header in the Premier League match at Emirates Stadium.

"It doesn't look too good," said Gunners manager Arsene Wenger.

"They need more time to assess it, but it's a bad sprain."

Debuchy, who appeared to be in considerable distress, joined Arsenal from Newcastle in July.

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