Arsene Wenger reveals Arsenal defender faces yet another spell on the treatment table

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed defender Mathieu Debuchy is a slight doubt for the game against Hull City at the KC Stadium on Monday night.

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The French international defender only just returned to full fitness earlier in the month following his second major injury since joining the club from Newcastle United in the summer and could be set for yet another spell on the sidelines.

“Everybody is in good shape, apart from Mathieu Debuchy, who has a little hamstring problem,” Wenger confirmed when speaking with the club’s official website.

“We don’t know how bad it is. Apart from that everybody should be available,” the Gunners boss added.

Debuchy made his first appearance since dislocating his shoulder in January as he was handed a surprise start in the FA Cup semi-final victory against Reading two weeks ago. During the 120 minutes at Wembley his lack of game time was evident as he suffered with fatigue and almost cost the Gunners the game with a couple of errors.

His absence is likely to hand Hector Bellerin, who has been in superb form since the turn of year, an extended run in the side and the youngster could stake his claim for a starting berth in the FA Cup final next month if he continues to impress at right-back.

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