There have been many Arsenal transfer rumours this month saying that Matthieu Debuchy is set to leave the club, with the player making it quite clear that he is desperate to get some first team football to try and regain his place in the France national team ahead of this summers Euro2016 in Paris.
Even Arsene Wenger publicly agreed that Debuchy could be allowed to leave, but with just four days left in the transfer window I can’t see any sign that Wenger has been looking for a replacement, in fact he has already said that he doesn’t expect any more action. But if the Frenchman leaves who will Arsenal have to replace Hector Bellerin if the youngster gets injured or suspended?
Many have said that we could recall Carl Jenkinson from West Ham, but surprise surprise the Hammers released this statement yesterday. “West Ham United can confirm that Carl Jenkinson injured his left knee during the early stages of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League fixture with Manchester City,” it read.
“Unfortunately, it appears that Carl has suffered a significant injury and he will be assessed by a specialist in central London on Wednesday. A further update will be provided when the full extent of the injury has been confirmed.”
There are fears that Jenks will not just miss the rest of this season, but also some of the next campaign as well, so who will Arsenal have as cover then as well? So what happens now for Debuchy? The latest rumours are saying he is in talks with Sunderland, or even that West Ham will want him to replace Jenkinson, but can Wenger afford to leave Bellerin without any cover as we fight for the title?