Koscielny Update: Arsenal handed huge injury boost

By on October 16, 2017

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It looks like Arsenal have been handed a welcome injury boost with Laurent Koscielny expected to be available to face Everton at the weekend.

Koscielny missed our two games before the recent international break after aggravating a long-standing Achilles injury against West Brom last month.

The French international returned to full training on Friday and passed a late fitness test to line-up against Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday evening.

However, the 32-year-old limped off during the closing stages of the 2-1 defeat and had to be replaced by Rob Holding shortly before Tom Cleverley scored a stoppage time winner.

Arsene Wenger confirmed after the game that Koscielny was suffering from a muscle problem [calf] but they would further assess the issue before putting a time-scale on his recovery.

It looks like it’s good news as injury analyst Ben Dinnery has taken to Twitter to claim that Koscielny was only suffering from cramp at the weekend.

Dinnery said:

Koscielny would probably have sat out the Europa League clash with Red Star Belgrade on Thursday anyway and Dinnery believes he’ll be back for the trip to Everton on Sunday lunchtime.

That will come as a huge boost as with Shkodran Mustafi out for a few weeks with a hamstring injury, the last thing we needed was Koscielny joining him on the sidelines.

Let’s wait to hear from Wenger at his pre-match press conference later this week for confirmation but it seems we can all breath a sigh of relief over Koscielny.

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