Concerns about an injury to Mathieu Debuchy have been squashed by Arsene Wenger. 

The French defender was replaced by Mikel Arteta with 12 minutes left on Sunday, moments after Kieran Gibbs’ equalizer against Tottenham.

That late substitution had prompted concerns about the fitness of Debuchy who appeared to have suffered an injury.

But to the relief of an Arsenal side already missing Hector Bellerin, Wenger has confirmed that the right-back was only withdrawn because of fatigue.

“Debuchy finished tired because he played against Bayern, and played today, and had not much competition, but he looks alright.” the Arsenal manager said

The services of the club’s medical staff has come under scrutiny once again this season with the Gunners now nursing injuries to eight senior players ahead of the international break.

Wenger’s training methods have also been questioned in relation to Arsenal’s frequent injuries but the Frenchman claims that is not the problem.

“We adapt individually. It is always like that in every team, there is a collective part that everybody absorbs and the individual part is adapted to every person, considering their characteristics that intervene in a injury, how you sleep, how you eat, how much sleep you get, these are things that can influence an injury.” he added.

“It is a very sensitive subject and a very complicated one that we try to work out. On the other hand you have players who are injured because their body does not take it.”

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