Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy is facing a summer heartbreak after suffering a muscular injury during Bordeaux's recent draw with Nice. The French international is currently on loan until the end of the season with the Ligue 1 side and was hoping that regular football would help him win back his place in the national team for the European Championship in his homeland in June.
The 31-year-old defender, who joined the club in the summer of 2014 from Newcastle United, has had an injury ravaged stay at the Emirates Stadium and his absences from the team in 2015 due to shoulder and thigh injuries during the course of the season has seen Hector Bellerin take over as Arsene Wenger's preferred choice at right-back. Debuchy had managed just two appearances in the Premier League during the 2015/16 campaign before he left to join Bordeaux on deadline day during the recently concluded January transfer window.
The former Lille defender was hoping the move away will ensure regular first-team football until the end of the season, as he aimed to return to the French national team ahead of the European Championships. However, the Ligue 1 club has confirmed the injury after he was forced off in the closing minutes of their clash against Nice.
"Tests have revealed a muscular injury. The France international will be unavailable for a period of between two and three weeks," an official club statement read, as quoted by the London Evening Standard.
The latest injury will come as a big blow to Debuchy as it has virtually ensured that his chances of making the French national squad for Euro 2016 are officially over as he is unlikely to play for at least another month, which will leave him very little time to convince France boss Didier Deschamps.