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Laurent Koscielny Injury Update…

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny was forced out of today’s 3-0 win over Aston Villa at the Emirates through injury, here’s Arsene Wenger’s update on the injury

Laurent Koscielny

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny was forced out of today’s 3-0 win over Aston Villa after failing to prove his fitness in the pre-match warm up.

Wenger named Koscielny in his starting line-up but the Frenchman pulled up early in the warm up and was forced to miss the game with a knee injury, Johan Djourou took his place alongside Thomas Vermaelen at the heart of the defence.

Arsene Wenger gave an update on the defenders injury shortly after the game on,

“Koscielny had tendinitis in his knee when he woke up this morning. I don’t know what position he slept in but he could not walk properly. He tried in the warm-up but could not play. We decided in the morning when he woke up. He came to see me and said he was not sure that he could play with that pain. So we called somebody up and pushed him in the warm-up. Straight away after the first run he said he could not even move. How bad it is we have to assess.”

So thankfully it doesn’t sound too serious and hopefully we’ll see Laurent back next weekend against QPR. It would be a shame for an injury to derail his season and also interrupt his flourishing partnership with Thomas Vermaelen, which has been a major reason behind our recent good run.

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  1. lucsenal

    March 24, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Hope a quick recovery we need him alongsyd TV5.

  2. th14

    March 24, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    we need him back and fast nearly Sh*t myself when i saw djouro playin cb

  3. Jack

    March 24, 2012 at 8:25 pm


  4. offiong

    March 24, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Djorou had a G̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴̴̴͡D̶̲̥̅ game 2day but we need laurent back ASAP.

  5. Xav

    March 24, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Rvp should have been taken off for this one considering we killed the match in the 1st half…now with qpr(away) and mancity(home) coming up i reckon this wont be possible….rosicky is starting to fade away slowly, i dont know whats up!!…too many misplaced passes and gives out possesion way too easily…or am i in way over my head on this one?

    • bllllllllllllleh

      March 24, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      over your head, remember that villa were putting 10 men behind the ball

  6. Northbanksy

    March 24, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    People should considder that last season when TV5 was injured Djorou mostly played well.This season he’s not been so reliable but he’s often been played out of position at right back.
    He is after all our 4th choice CB & played well today.

  7. rabiu_gunner

    March 24, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    com bak quik kos. But guys djorou was outstanding tday, even after wat the old foolish (heskey) did 2 him.

  8. sam

    March 24, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    its about time le stubborn starts rotation system. he can’t keep playing the same players till they have dead leg. van persie and rosicky should have started the game on the bench. rotation system will solve our injury problems and tiredness. if we didn’t lose 9 points in december because of tiredness and injuries we would have been fighting for the tittle instead of third place.

    • Yousef

      March 24, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      Our problem was the start of the season and not december… and stop moaning please.

    • Mustafa

      March 24, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      Hate it when arsenal fans bash wenger

    • Mike

      March 25, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      Are you completely mad? What qualifies you to know better than AW? Seven wins on the bounce and there are still people out there moaning. Go and support someone else because we’d be a lot better off without your negativity. It’s people like you who drag the team down and infect others with your pathetic whining.

  9. mzeey

    March 24, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    yes Djorou was good but for teams like a.villa or qpr but not ac malin or manu or city

  10. nicky

    March 24, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    After our terrible start to the season and our near miraculous recovery to where we are now………everyone should accept that Arsene Wenger knows what he is doing. He’s the best person to decide who to rest and when. We know nothing about what is going on behind the scene, so let’s leave tactics to the experts.

  11. Yemat

    March 24, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Pls dnt let us strt 2 compain nw let gav dem a big kudoz nw guyz kup it up gunner4lif

  12. Essien isaac

    March 25, 2012 at 9:02 am

    MUST U COMPLAIN? Most of these moaners have never managed a player, let alone a club! If its working, if its going well, and u are a true gunner, SHUT UP AND BE HAPPY! Enjoy the moment!


    March 25, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I pray he is fit to play against Man City, he may rest against QPR.

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