Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny offers injury update

By on February 16, 2017

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Laurent Koscielny has offered an update on the injury that forced him off during Arsenal’s humiliating 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich last night.

Koscielny was playing well at the Allianz Arena and even won us the penalty that led to what should have been a vital away goal as we went in to the break level at 1-1 with the German giants.

However, the French international limped off just minutes after the restart and we totally collapsed the second Gabriel replaced him at centre-back.

Bayern scored three goals in the ten minutes following Koscielny’s exit as they all-but ended our Champions League hopes for another season with a 5-1 win.

We’ll never know what would have happened if Kos had stayed on the pitch but the defender has now offered more details on the injury that forced him off last night.

The Daily Star say that Koscielny told BeIN Sports after the game that he picked up a hamstring injury during the first half and while he tried to carry on after applying some strapping, the pain got worse while stretching for the ball after the break.

Koscielny says he decided not to risk making the injury any worse so he chose to come off, which has hopefully prevented it from developing in to anything serious.

The 31-year-old is certain to sit out our FA Cup trip to Sutton on Monday night and as we don’t have any game the following weekend, he’ll have over two weeks to recover before we face Liverpool on March 4th.

Let’s hope Kos managed to overcome the issue before we head to Anfield as I dread to think what a pumped-up Liverpool side will do to our fragile defence without him.


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  2. joe71

    February 16, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Silly Wenger keeps playing the same players over and over again, like he did with Giroud last season (and the season before that), when it is abundantly clear that certain players are knackered and not with it physically.

    1)why is Welbeck not getting a game? You say he might get injured again, but I say what other choices do we have, and in any case I expect a new manager to buy a decent marquee forward this summer.

    2)Lucas Perez should have played more games than now? although the fact that he is currently injured while not playing much is a concern.

    3)Ozil should move further up the field to the Bergkamp role as a second striker knocking the balls for Sanchez to score

    4) These players are not good enough to be in Arsenal’s starting eleven: Coquelin (although he is the only midfielder that tackles),Walcott, Iwobi, Chek, Gibbs, Monreal, Elneny (although he does not start many games)and Giroud (the manager eventually decided to drop him though)

    Unfortunately this does not leave us with much of a team, but that is the scale of the mess Wenger allowed himself to be entangled with. The last couple of years’ transfer activities have been exceptionally very poor by the so called Le prof, so what we have now at Arsenal is a very large squad of average, physically weak players.

    With Sanchez and Ozil presently not willing to put pen to paper, Wenger has left the job of any new manager almost untenable. It seems as if he is saying, “if I can’t fix it no one will be allowed to do it either.”

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