Such was the word used by Arsène Wenger to describe the state of mind Mathieu Debuchy was in after suffering a ‘severe’ injury 16 minutes into his Premier League return against Bournemouth on Sunday.

The Frenchman was making his first appearance for the club in over a year, and Wenger decided to play him even though he ‘imagined something could happen to him’ when selecting him.

The Arsenal manager wasn’t the only one to feel for his player, with Olivier Giroud speaking to SFR Sport after the game about his teammate’s injury.

He said: “I’m sad for him. On top of him being a player that I like a lot, he’s also a great guy. I hope he comes back quickly and stronger than before, but it’s true it’s starting to become a lot for him.”

The 31-year-old, who was bought from Newcastle back in 2014, spent the second half of last season on loan with Bordeaux, where he was also plagued with hamstring injuries that kept him out for a chunk of his time there.

Amazingly, the right-back, since arriving at the Emirates, has only made 23 appearances under Arsène Wenger in all competitions, which is the exact same number of appearances he has made for Lille in the Champions League alone.