Arsenal had their first win of the month in the Premier League yesterday and they have enjoyed a bit defensive stability since the beginning of the season.
Despite being the only right back currently available at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger has somewhat suggested that Carl Jenkinson may no longer feature for his team after the player fell down the selection perking order in the win over Bournemouth.
Jenkinson has struggled in the Gunners’ last two fixtures against Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain and didn’t even make the bench for Sunday’s Premier League clash.
Debuchy was picked for the game yesterday but the French right back picked up an injury and he’s expected to be out for very long. With Bellerin recovering from an ankle injury, Wenger admits he will play either Gabriel or Francis Coquelin out of position ahead of Jenkinson.
‘I imagined that something can happen to [Debuchy],’ said the Arsenal manager.
‘I had Coquelin who was ready to play right-back as well. But I have gone for Gabriel, because he is more a defender and he’s very quick.
‘And he adapted well. I watched tapes of him of playing full-back at Villarreal, two or three times he played left-back.
‘I found only one tape of him playing in Brazil as a right-back, and I must say it was not super convincing. But I think today he did well.’