Mathieu Debuchy could yet face another three months on the sidelines after crashing into an advertising hoarding at the Emirates.
The French right-back lasted just 13 minutes in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Stoke after being shoved by Marko Arnautovic and hitting an advertising hoarding awkwardly.
Debuchy will see specialists sometime this week to determine whether he requires surgery on a dislocated shoulder.
If this proves to be the case, then the 29-year-old could be out of action for up to 12 weeks again, matching the same length of the injury he endured earlier in the season.
Arnautovic has since apologised for the incident via his Twitter account:
‘I didn’t intend to hurt you mate. Get well soon.’
Mark Hughes also has his say on the matter, claiming ‘there was no malic’.
Whether or not you believe or accept Arnautovic’s apology, Debuchy could be sidelined til April, and that’s a worry.
We now only have youngsters Calum Chambers and Hector Bellerin to call upon who are natural in the right-back position, but both are still learning and lack experience.
So what should Arsene Wenger do?
Does Wenger have to sign a right-back before the window shuts, or should he stick with what he’s got at his disposal?
If we can bring in a right-back then I’m all for it, but it will be interesting to see what Wenger decides to do.