Double Injury Update: Wenger Give Fresh Arsenal Injury Problem

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has given a massive update in regards to Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud who both suffered injury problems against Bournemouth last weekend.

The Frenchman revealed injury forced Debuchy to be substituted just 15 minutes into the game due to injury problem he picked up. Wenger has now revealed that it looks like a hamstring strain problem which will keep him sidelined for a significant period of time again.

 “He thinks it’s a severe one,” Wenger said, as reported by ESPN FC. “I have to speak to the medical people. You can only assess it really after 48 hours, you have to let it bleed.

“Usually they have an MRI 48 hours later when the bleeding is over to see how big the damage is.”

However, with Hector Bellerin and Mathieu Debuchy’s absence, an unconvincing performance from Carl Jenkinson in Sunday’s game will take their place.

The 30-year-old came off the bench to register an assist for the third Arsenal goal, but also tweaked his hamstring and has provided Wenger with another potential injury headache.

“We have to see how big the damage is,” Wenger said. “On his first movement, he told me he felt a twitch at the back of his hamstring, and let’s see. I hope it’s not too bad because he told me after that when he sprinted he didn’t feel anything.”


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