Arsenal injury news: Mathieu Debuchy and Mikel Arteta add to Gunners' extensive injury troubles

Both Debuchy and Arteta have today been ruled out for the next three months

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Arsenal have been rocked by the double-blow that Mathieu Debuchy and Mikel Arteta will miss the next three months of the season after becoming the latest names to be added to the busy injury list at the Emirates.

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The Gunners are currently without seven first-team members heading into this weekend’s crucial Premier League encounter with reigning champions Manchester City, where painful memories of last season’s 6-3 demolition will still be fresh in the mind of Arsene Wenger and his side.

But even more painful will have been the dislocated shoulder Debuchy suffered during last weekend’s 3-0 victory over Stoke, following a collision with Marko Arnautovic. The Stoke forward shoved Debuchy in the back, sending him crashing to the ground and into the advertising hoardings surrounding the Emirates Stadium pitch.

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Debuchy suffered a dislocated shoulder in the win over Stoke

While the right-back was stretchered off the pitch, Wenger was hopeful that the injury would not be too severe despite the confirmed dislocation, but the club confirmed today that isn’t the case and he underwent surgery on the injured shoulder.

Arteta meanwhile has suffered a major setback in his recovery from an ankle injury that has kept him sidelined since November. With his contract up at the end of the season and the expectation that he will not return until April at the earliest, there are fears that he may have played his final game in the red and white of Arsenal.

So who do they join on the Arsenal injury list?

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