Mathieu Debuchy injury latest: Right-back gives Arsenal major boost by saying he hopes to return to action next month

Frenchman has been out with an ankle injury since September

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Mathieu Debuchy has given Arsenal a boost by revealing that he expects to return to action next month.

The French right-back has been sidelined since suffering an ankle injury in Arsenal's 2-2 draw with Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in September.

"My injury is now better," Debuchy, who signed for the Gunners from Newcastle during the summer, told "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 has been frustrating getting injured so soon, but I am focused on coming back stronger. I am very positive about that.

"Training at Arsenal is an extremely high standard. I’m nearly 30 but I’m still improving by training with players who are of such a high quality, like everyone at Arsenal.”

"It's been more frustrating watching from the stands than being on the pitch. The last two games have been quite positive and hopefully when we face Manchester United we’ll come out on top."