Arsenal Injury Update: Bad News On Koscielny, Szczesny & Monreal

By on July 21, 2013

So the season hasn’t even begun and already we’re picking up some untimely injuries with both Laurent Koscielny and Wojciech Szczesny ruled out of Monday’s pre-season friendly with Nagoya, while there are rumours that Nacho Monreal is also set for a spell on the sidelines.

According to reports today, Koscielny limped out of training on Sunday afternoon with an ankle problem. He was immediately taken inside the Mizumo Rugby Stadium for further examination by the medical team, and while the extent of the injury is not yet known, he’s almost certain to miss tomorrow’s game.

The ankle will be assessed over the next day or so and the club are said to be confident he won’t be out for too long, but we’ve heard that before haven’t we and some of those who claim to be ITK on Twitter say he could be out for 3-4 weeks.

Koscielny joins goalkeeper Szczesny on the sidelines after he picked up a back problem in training on Saturday and will also miss the Nagoya clash – Lukasz Fabianski is expected to step in. Again, it’s not thought to be too serious but it’s another untimely injury that interrupts our pre-season preparations.

There are also rumours circulating on Twitter that Nacho Monreal has been ruled out until November with a back injury, but these are yet to be confirmed. Fingers crossed it’s nothing more than internet speculation as another injury in defence is the last thing we need.

Koscielny’s injury is perhaps the most worrying as we’re severely lacking options at centre back. Thomas Vermaelen is already out for up to three months with a back injury, so any lengthy absence for Kos leaves us with just Per Mertesacker as a recognised senior central defender.


  1. atid

    July 21, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    If anyone tells me cesar and williams are not needed now then they have to be suffering from sunstroke or worse.

    • Obie

      July 21, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      Honestly,am only finking julio

      • Obie

        July 21, 2013 at 9:51 pm

        In Arsene i trust.

  2. ABL

    July 21, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Cesar yes, but is Williams really Arsenal calibre – and I don’t mean by the standard of Squillaci!

  3. Temmy foru

    July 21, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    It is better Oliver Giroud should be side line 4 just a month b4 d season started. Then wenger wil buy good players. Gunners 4life.

  4. Gab

    July 21, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Arsenal board and their manager are not serious, we thought that by now there must be some new faces coming into the team as to allow them settle early but sting wenger who loves money more than any other person on this planet is not ready to spend, hugain is going to Italy, suraz to real Madrid and fellani to man united this is a total noneses to them. Their plan has now back fired, if any attacker get injured what will be wenger’s faith at the start of the new season, shame to them all

  5. joe

    July 21, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    we f no depht squad n we r not signing any player=total disaster awaiting us

  6. melvin

    July 21, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    To hell wit wenger,to hell wit arsenal board,to hell wit ivan gazidis,

  7. eduardoalves

    July 22, 2013 at 4:49 am

    Suarez is important

  8. sadiq

    July 22, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Prof. Should please go for Cesar n also finalise Higuin deal cuz time is nobodies friend.


    July 22, 2013 at 11:40 am


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