Mathieu Debuchy looks set to give Arsenal’s beleaguered defence a boost as he’s hoping to return to first team action next month.
The French international has been out of action since September 13th when he damaged ankle ligaments on what was only his seventh appearance for the club since his summer move from Newcastle.
The prognosis was an absence of three months, so he’s pretty much on track, but speaking to the official website he said, “My injury is now better. I work hard every day with the physio and I want to be back on the pitch in December. I’m looking forward to it.
“I was really proud when I signed for Arsenal and it was frustrating getting injured so soon, but I am focused on coming back stronger. I am very positive about that.”
With Theo Walcott back in the squad, Olivier Giroud back in full training and Debuchy on his way back, some of the weight is coming off us in terms of injuries.
Of course there’s still concern over Laurent Koscielny and when he might be able to play again, while Mesut Ozil is still around 7 weeks away, but we’ll take any bit of good news we can find right now.