Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy ruled out for six weeks with hamstring injury

Mathieu Debuchy of Arsenal in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on August 9, 2015
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Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy is ruled out for six weeks with a hamstring injury.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that defender Mathieu Debuchy has been ruled out for six weeks with a hamstring injury.

The Frenchman suffered the blow just 16 minutes into the Gunners' 3-1 victory over Bournemouth at the Emirates last Sunday.

The 31-year-old, who joined the Gunners from Newcastle United in 2014, was making his first appearances in 12 months, but now faces an extended spell on the sidelines.

In Friday's press conference, Wenger told reporters: "It's a severe hamstring injury, yes. Six weeks, I think. It's frustrating for me but even more for him, he's a guy who fights hard, he has an exceptional attitude.

"He's absolutely disappointed, but he's a fighter, he will fight to come back."

The news comes one day after Santi Cazorla was ruled out for three months following surgery on an Achilles problem.

Santi Cazorla of Arsenal in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium on August 9, 2015
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