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Arsenal's Mathieu Debuchy could be out for three months if he needs surgery on dislocated shoulder

1.87K   //    13 Jan 2015, 12:11 IST
Debuchy’s surgery will be confirmed in the next 48 hours

Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy could be out of action for three months if he needs surgery on his right shoulder. Debuchy will have to see a specialist in the next 48 hours to determine whether surgery is required. The specialist’s verdict will determine if Debuchy needs an operation or the injury can be healed with natural therapy. 

As earlier reports suggest, the defender dislocated his right shoulder following a clash with Stoke’s Marko Arnautovic on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium. He was treated on the sidelines for six minutes before being stretchered off the field. Meanwhile, Marko Arnautovic has managed to escape FA sanctioning over the incident.

The news comes as a major disappointment to the Gunners as they have been facing problems in defence. Arsene Wenger is hoping that Debuchy won’t have to go under the knife and will be praying for a return in six weeks, but only a specialist will be the judge to that. 

On the other hand, Peter Crouch apologised to Nacho Monreal for inflicting a head injury that required Monreal to get stitches. The Stoke striker caught the Gunner with an elbow during an aerial duel.

In his statement, Crouch said “It was totally accidental. I have apologised to him, I did catch him with my arm”.

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