Arsenal defender out for two months
Arsenal are facing a defensive crisis after Mathieu Debuchy was ruled out for at least two months.
The French right-back caught his studs in the Emirates Stadium turf during the Gunners' 2-2 draw against Manchester City on Saturday, damaging his ankle ligaments.
While media reports from England say that the full extent of the injury will be known later on Monday, the initial prognosis is that summer signing Debuchy can expect to spend two to three months on the sidelines.
The 29-year-old's enforced absence leaves Arsenal with Laurent Koscielny, Calum Chambers, Nacho Monreal, Per Mertesacker, Kieran Gibbs and Hector Bellerin as the club's remaining defenders who are fit for selection.
Manager Arsene Wenger said: "Debuchy has a bad ankle sprain. I don't know how long he will be out for but it doesn’t look too good.
"People told me they need a bit more time to assess how long he will be out but it’s a bad ankle sprain."
Arsenal travel to Germany to face Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday morning (Singapore time) at the Signal Iduna Park in the Champions League.