Feb 16

Koscielny set to return in a ‘matter of days’

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny hasn’t sustained knee ligament damage and will return ‘within days’, the Frenchman confirmed on his official Facebook page.

The 26-year-old had to be substituted during Wednesday night’s 4-0 Champions League defeat by AC Milan in the San Siro, after taking a knock on his knee.

Fellow Gunners defender Per Mertesacker is currently sidelined nursing an ankle ligament injury, leaving the shakey-looking Johan Djourou and Sebastien Squillaci as further defensive options.

Koscielny is set to miss Saturday’s FA Cup clash against Sunderland, with Swiss international Djourou likely to replace him in the centre of Arsenal’s defence.

You can follow all the build-up and injury news ahead of Saturday’s game on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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11 Responses to “Koscielny set to return in a ‘matter of days’”

  1. elbow says:

    So that will be 3 weeks then in the words of the myopic french one called a manager,which will then turn out to be 3 months.

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  2. rellends says:

    so fingers crossed then that he is available for some time around november then. no doubt he’ll be just like a new signing.

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  3. Gunner says:

    we need him he luked better dan varmalean on wednesday

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  4. faz says:

    Thank goodness for that, get back on the bench djourou!

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  5. We need vertonghen says:

    My name cos he was BRILLIANT against manure today

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  6. Carta2 says:

    Thank God…djo djo is a crap!

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  7. Phillips. says:

    Pls wenger don’t use johan doujoru, instead deloy song to laurent position and play artea in DMF and use an attacking player. Now dat gervinho is back relegation walcot and ramsey to d bench and pls give couquelin a chance instead of nasty ramsey.

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  8. Arsenal’s Situation Critical at Center-Back « stupidgooner says:

    […] be much less severe than originally feared, with the defender apparently claiming he will be able to return to the lineup within several days. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. Tags: arsenal, laurent […]

  9. Pdaddy says:

    Other than the consistently average players we have it is still possible to achieve, if you alter your tactics to suite the personnel that you have. Unfortunately Arsene doesn’t do that. His insistence on playing Luke Barca, even though he doesn’t have the players is our downfall.
    Against Milan they pushed forward as if they were at home, allowing Milan to hit us repeatedly on the break. Did they learn after a couple of goals? Did Arsene get off the bench to try to get the message across? NO!!!! They just kept playing like zombies to the kill. No clue. Fullbacks bombing forward leaving their centre back colleagues marooned, no cover for the defence in midfield, no support for the attack either. Shambolic, bereft of ideas or effort. Worst display I have seen from an Arsenal team ever.I wonder what Wenger says to them before big matches. It obviously doesn’t fill them with confidence. Wenger himself doesn’t really believe in them no matter what he says to the cameras. And THEY know it.

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  10. ole says:

    So his season is over then.

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